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The Monument of DeKalb
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"The Monument of DeKalb who fell fighting bravely in defense of the rights of man on the plains of Camden, SC, August 16th, 1780. Erected in the town of Camden. Front of the Presbyterian Church: the Cornerstone laid by Gen. Lafayette, March 1825 in presence of a large concourse of citizens of the state. Drawn and Engraved by Robt. Mills." The Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden is one of Robert Mills' churches in the Greek Revival style. Its unusual design includes a steeple at the rear of the church, rather than the front.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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