|From Behind My Eyes - The Adventures of Tim Stubbe||
Woke up this morning refreshed and ready for another day of riding. After my usual cup of coffee, I packed up the bike and trailer and headed from Columbia to Greenville, with a short detour to Camden S.C. Camden was the location for one of the Major defeats of the Revolutionary War as British General Cornwallis routed the colonial troops lead by General Gates in 1780. So why would I visit this place? Well, I had at least 2 GGGGGGGgrandfathers that fought in this battle. Coming from North Carolina to meet the british as Camden. I stopped at the location of Cornwallis's headquarters where there a a few restored buildings and the house that Cornwallis resided in while in Camden. Camden by the way is the oldest inland city in South Carolina. To be at a place that one of my ancestors had fought for Liberty and a new nation, touched me more than I had anticipated and I felt a certain pride knowing somewhere in my DNA was a person that were the seeds of a person involved in doing it..
As you can see, British Generals didn't exactly camp with the men. Finding the most luxurious home to set up headquarters. Bringing with them their fine china and furnishings for the campaign.
here is a 360 of the Common where the British Soldiers would have have there tents. In the 2nd battle at Camden the British were defeated by Nathaniel Green and Cornwallis burnt the town to the ground as he retreated, leaving only the house here.
From Camden, I took a leisurely ride northwest on some really nice 2 lane blacktop to Greenville where I have hooked up again with my friend Bob Kendal. I'll be staying here for a few days to ride some local roads and an oil change. There are several places Bob will be leading me over the next few days. I must say my nights sleep last night was the best I've had yet.