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Ehrhardt in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead

 
 
Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2009
1. Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead
Inscription.
( Front face )
In Memory
of our
Confederate Dead
who fell in battle at
River's Bridges
Feb. 4, 1865.
(Reverse face )
Soldier's rest, your welfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battlefields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking.

 
Erected 1878 by Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial Association.
 
Location. 33° 3.732′ N, 81° 5.325′ W. Marker is in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker can be reached from Rivers Bridge State Park near SC-S-5-8. Click for map. At Memorial Grounds (follow arrow). Marker is in this post office area: Ehrhardt SC 29081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Four County WW II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colleton County Confederate Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead Poem on back image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2009
2. Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead Poem on back
From, The Lady of the Lake; Soldier, Rest! Thy Warfare O'er
by Sir Walter Scott ( First four lines )
"Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking;
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking."
(about 700 feet away); Bamberg County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Of Riversí Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Rivers' Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ehrhardt.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead Memorial for Mass grave , alongside named Confederates image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 25, 2009
3. Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead Memorial for Mass grave , alongside named Confederates
Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead Headstones of 10 named Confederate fallen image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
4. Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead Headstones of 10 named Confederate fallen
Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead another nearby memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead another nearby memorial
( C.S.A. Emblem )
Colleton County
In Memory of our
Confederate Soldiers
who gave their lives
in defense of
a rightous cause
Feb. 3 and 4, 1865
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,042 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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