battle of Camden

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(16 August 1780)

A battle of the American War of Independence in which some 2000 American militiamen under Horatio Gates were defeated when attacked by Cornwallis's army 193 km (120 miles) north-north-west of Charleston, South Carolina. Gates was replaced by Nathanael Greene as commander of the Southern Army, which revenged itself at the Battle of King's Mountain in October that year.

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