Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The Battle of Camden August 16, 1780
This battle occurred about 6 miles north of the present city of Camden, South Carolina. By mid August of 1780 the English military force in the English Colony of South Carolina, had mobilized around the Camden city region and soon numbered nearly 6,000 soldiers. They had yet to bring South Carolina back under white control but they were slowly gaining more territory. On August 16, 1780, the large English military force met and battled probably a much smaller military force from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation and defeated them. The battle was over within one hour with the Indians and blacks enduring heavy casualties as well as the whites. White casualties were 1,068 killed and another 1,256 wounded, or close to one third of the entire English military force . The Indian and black casualties were heavy but not close to the whites. The number of Indian and black soldiers was probably less than 2,000, with probably more than half killed and wounded in the battle.