Stacey L. Ferguson

Understanding and Honoring America’s First Veterans: The Camden Burials

On August 16th, 1780 in Camden, South Carolina, the Continental Army suffered a crushing defeat under General Cornwallis. What could the rank-and-file soldier tell us about the battle? Learn about our nation’s first veterans through the eyes of archaeologists, anthropologists…and one lucky history nerd. Find out how the small town of Camden honored these brave men and laid them to rest.

[Recorded August 12, 2023]

Stacey L. Ferguson is the Operations Manager for the Historic Camden Foundation in Camden, South Carolina. Prior to working there, she served 24 years in the Air Force, enlisted and officer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master of Science in Military Arts from Air Command and Staff College, Air University.

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