The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill


Flag display, Monument site at Kirkwood Common, Camden

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 3 p.m.

Kershaw County Historical Society Program

Council Chambers room, the Kershaw County Government Center

515 Walnut Street, Camden, SC

Learn about the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, the 1781 Revolutionary War battle fought within present city limits of Camden—almost exactly this time of year 235 years ago. The Kirkwood and Hobkirk Hill neighborhoods that eventually developed on the battlegrounds are today showplaces of later historic homes and gardens presently in spring bloom season, enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.

John Beakes

John Beakes

Speaker John Beakes of Maryland is author of books on Revolutionary military leaders, including two who commanded units on the Hobkirk’s Hill front line. Beakes will be introduced by the Society’s Board member Charles Baxley, also an active researcher of battle history.

New and continuing members of the Society welcome you to our program, open to the public. We also invite you to join our membership, available on payment of dues.

Refreshments and conversation will conclude our program, open to the public.

Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet are co-authors of A HISTORY OF KERSHAW COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (2011, University of South Carolina Press) and active in the Kershaw County Historical Society in Camden, S.C.

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