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Ridgeway in Fairfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Headquarters

 
 
Confederate Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
1. Confederate Headquarters Marker
Inscription. During February 17-19, 1865, General P.G.T. Beauregard, with Wade Hampton's cavalry acting as rear guard, made his headquarters here, telegraphing General R.E. Lee in Virginia news of the evacuation of Columbia, 20 miles south, before retiring to Winnsboro. Following and destroying the railroad, Union troops arrived February 21.
 
Erected 1962 by Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 20-1.)
 
Location. 34° 18.372′ N, 80° 57.63′ W. Marker is in Ridgeway, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Dogwood Street and Ruff Street, on the right when traveling south on Dogwood Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeway SC 29130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (approx. 6 miles away); Sandfield Baptist Church / Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Thomas Woodward (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); George P. Hoffman House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sandy Level Baptist Church
Century House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
2. Century House
(approx. 6.6 miles away); St. Paul Baptist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Fairfield Institute / Kelly Miller (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Century House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
3. Century House
P.T.G. Beauregard image. Click for full size.
4. P.T.G. Beauregard
Wade Hampton image. Click for full size.
5. Wade Hampton
 
 
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