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Collection Reference Number GLC06671
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1780 
Title Alexander Hamilton to James Duane regarding the defeat of General Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden
Date 6 September 1780
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Duane, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Hamilton, aide-de-camp to Washington, expresses his disgust with General Horatio Gates' disastrous defeat and consequent flight from the Battle of Camden, South Carolina on 16 August 1780. Gates retired in disgrace after Camden, but was cleared two years later by a Congressional enquiry.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Battle of Camden  Battle  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Military History  Continental Army  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Duane, James (1733-1797)  
Place written New Jersey
Theme The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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