When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

August 16, 1787 – BATTLE OF CAMDEN:  Despite the proliferation of dysentery among his men, General Horatio Gates engaged General Charles Cornwallis’s army at Camden, SC.  The American Army was numerically superior but illness and the British use of bayonets resulted in nearly 2,000 Americans killed or taken prisoner and heavy losses of artillery.  Gates was subsequently removed from command and replaced by Nathanael Greene.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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