COMMENT BY CONTEMPORARY NON-PARTICIPANTS
BATTLE OF CAMDEN PROJECT
- 12 Aug 1780 - 17 Jan 1781. From Journal of Capt. Alexander Chesney, Adjutant to Maj. Patrick Ferguson ©2002, ed. by Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss, with permission. Chesney was an active and effective Loyalist militia officer who served with Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain and with Banastre Tarleton at Cowpens. Compiled after 1790.
- 14-19 August 1780 From Uzal Johnson, Loyalist Surgeon; A Revolutionary War Diary ©2000, ed. by Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss, with permission. Johnson served with Patrick Ferguson.
- 15-19 August 1780 From Lt. Anthony Allaire's Diary. Lt. Allaire served with Patrick Ferguson.
- 17 Aug 1780 Col. Francis Marion to Col. Peter Horry
- 27 Aug 1780 Col. Francis Marion to Col. Peter Horry:
- 3 Sep 1780 Thomas Jefferson
From Thomas Jefferson papers at the Library of Congress.
- September 5, 1780 Nathanael Greene to Governor Greene. September 5, 1780. From Magazine of American History, October 1880.
- September 11, 1780. George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, September 11, 1780. From George Washington papers at the Library of Congress.
- 4 October 1780. Partial abstract of letter from Samuel Smith to Otho Holland Williams. Discusses Gates and enemies of Williams.
- 17 October 1780. Letter from William Woolford to his brother James. Mentions Kings Mountain, then discusses status of brother Thomas Woolford, captured at Fishing Creek.
- 19 October 1780. Partial abstract of letter from Alexander Scammell to Otho Holland
- 9 January 1781 Nathanael Greene, after assuming command, to President Reed 9 January 1781. [Excerpted from American History Told by Contemporaries, Vol. II: Building of the Republic,
Albert Bushnell Hart, ed. (New York, MacMillan, 1899), pp. 609-612]
- 1781? Sketch of the disposition and commencement of the action near Camden 16th August 1780... by Ed. Barron to Lord Percy "..as described in the letters of ...Cornwallis to Secretary of State:- and ...Gates to Congress.". It is conjectured that this map was not drawn before 1781, after the letters became publicly available.
- 24 June 1790 Col. David Fanning, makes no mention of the Battle Near Camden in his Narrative of Col. David Fanning.... Fanning was a very active and effective Loyalist partisan commander.
- Before 1800? Capt. Tarleton Brown (1757-1845) in Memoirs of Tarleton Brown mentions an imminent battle but never refers to it again. Use control-f and search for "gates". Brown was a Patriot militia officer, serving with Francis Marion and other commanders. More data on TB & memoir
- Early 1800s? Comment from Memoirs of Major Joseph McJunkin (1755-1846)
- 5 Apr 1821 Maj. William Dobien James, comments in A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion, and A History of his Brigade, From its Rise in June, 1780, until Disbanded in December, 1782; With Descriptions of Characters and Scenes, not heretofore published.. James served with Francis Marion.
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