After 240 Years in Obscurity the Remains of 14 Revolutionary War Soldiers Located

CHARLESTON, S.C. – November 11, 2022 — The South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust today announced a significant historic discovery at the Revolutionary War – Camden South Carolina Battlefield.

The Trust, acting on behalf of Historic Camden Foundation, contracted with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina to excavate a number of bodies of Revolutionary War soldiers killed in the August 16, 1780 Battle of Camden.

A team of archaeologists from the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, along with biological anthropologists from the Richland County Coroner’s office and the University of South Carolina unearthed the skeletal remains and accompanying artifacts of 14 Revolutionary War soldiers.

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