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Report concerning the British troops at Camden, South Carolina
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August 11, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 552-553

EXAMINATION OF SERGEANT ELIAS LANGHAM.

11th August, 1780.

Examination of Elias Langham, Sergt. of Artill'y, from the British Camp at Camden the 11th Inst.

The Strength of the Enemy, as near as he cou'd learn at that time, was, in Expectives:

Regulars,
23 Regt., about
400
Regulars,
33 Regt., about
300
Regulars,
71 Regt.
300
Ld. Roden's Corps
350
British Legion
420
1,770
Harrison's N. Levies
250
Brion's & the Militia
345
2,365

The Fortifications of the Enemy are on this Side of Town & not extensive, containing six six-pounders; the flanks of the works are open, no morasses or other impediments obstructing the passing of troops into the Town. There are no boats at the ferry more than three common scows; the troops are sickly, numbers suppos'd

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about six hundred. There was no Qr. Masters, Comm'y or Military Stores remov'd from Camden previous to his leaving that place. 'Twas reported that Lord Corn Wallace was near with a reinforcement of Hessians, said to be at the Congree.