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Camden

Historic Camden Foundation: REMEMBERING THE OLD MARYLAND LINE

Historic Camden Foundation: REMEMBERING THE OLD MARYLAND LINE
Historic Camden Foundation: REMEMBERING THE OLD MARYLAND LINE

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Camden, 1036 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020, USA

About the event

Any questions contact: Catharine DeLoach Email: catharine@historiccamden.org Phone: 803-432-9841

In 1780 thirty-seven percent of all Patriot battlefield casualties fell in less than an hour at the Battle of Camden. And the overwhelming majority of those brave souls that fell that day were members of the Continental Army’s, Old Maryland Line. All told, including officers, noncommissioned officers, privates and musicians they counted more than 800 killed, captured, or missing. After the Battle of Camden what was left of the Old Maryland Line fought with distinction in every major battle of the Southern Campaign (1780-1783). Many of these Maryland soldiers were experienced veterans who enlisted in the earliest days of the war. Drawing on extensive biographical research, Owen Lourie talk will explores what became of the Marylanders in the Battle of Camden and beyond.

SPEAKER: Owen Lourie is a historian at the Maryland State Archives specializing in Maryland government and military history during the colonial era and early republic. He holds an M.A. in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a B.A. from Kenyon College in American Studies. He is the director of Finding the Maryland 400, a research project studying the First Maryland Regiment, and is currently at work on a social history of the Maryland Line, chronicling the soldiers of the Maryland 400 during the Revolutionary War.

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