William McCarty, comp. The American National Song Book. 1842.
On Seeking the Grave of Baron De Kalb
The Baron De Kalb was an officer of great military talents and of very respectable character. He was mortally wounded at the battle of Camden, fought on the 16th of August, 1780. He died rejoicing in the services he had rendered America in her struggle for independence, and gloried with his latest breath in the honour of dying in so righteous a cause. He was buried near the village of Camden, and an ornamental tree planted at the head of his grave.