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Interment of 14 Patriot Soldiers in Camden, SC

April 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Interment of 14 Patriot Soldiers on the Camden Battlefield in Camden, SC

Planning is underway by SCBPT and Camden area partners for re-interment ceremonies April 20-22, 2023, in Camden.  “When these young men marched into the darkness on that summer night in 1780, they did so out of love for their country despite the consequences that may befall them. Our intent is to lay them to rest with the respect and honor they earned more than two centuries ago.”

Based on preliminary field examinations it is believed that twelve bodies are Patriot Continental soldiers from either Maryland or Delaware, one is likely a North Carolina Loyalist, and one served with the British 71st Regimen of foot, Fraser’s Highlanders.

The S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust is still  in the process of completing their plans for this (THEIR) event. Below are some activities that our SCSSAR is working on for all our SAR attendees. The Camden American Legion Post 17, 1333 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden (GPS coordinates to follow), will be our “base of operations”.
Friday, April 21st: Hospitality time sponsored by the SCSSAR at the Camden American Legion Post. 3:00 – 7:00.
We have the Post reserved all day Friday and Saturday. It is available to us those mornings also if some groups wish to meet, organize or just rest up. There is a free concert by the OLD GUARD ARMY BAND at 6:00 Friday afternoon on the grounds of Historic Camden nearby. (open to public)
Saturday, April 22nd:  The Funeral Cortege is at 8:30 A.M. with the Funeral at 11:00 A.M. There will be a PG’s luncheon at the Post immediately after the funeral. Registration for the luncheon will be $32.00. Limited seating.
There will be a Re-interment Ceremony at the Camden Battlefield at 3:00.(open to public)
The S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust (SCBPT), has a  Dinner Theater at 7:00 P.M. by paid invitation only.
The above plans are subject to change if the SCBPT request (and we agree to) additional participation in the event from our SAR group.
Hotel information will be forthcoming. Areas to look at include Camden (probably filled to capacity/ maybe some pricy B&Bs open); North East Columbia, off I-20  and only 30 minutes away; Florence, S.C. on I-95 just 1 hour away: Sumpter, S.C., 1 hour away.


April 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am
April 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm