Stateburg in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C
Battle of Beech Creek
In April 1865 Confederates formed a defensive line along the high ground above Beech Creek to oppose Brig. Gen. Edward Potter's Federals advancing through Stateburg toward Camden. S.C. militia, the 9th Ky. Mounted Infantry, and the 1st Ky. "Orphan" Brigade fought off repeated Federal attacks in almost daily fighting between April 11th and 15th.
The Civil War Ends In S.C.
A full Federal assault on April 15th pushed the Confederates back but the line held, forcing Potter to bypass the position. He briefly occupied Camden, but returned on April 19th. The 25th Ohio Infantry, 157th N.Y. Infantry, and 4th Mass. Cavalry charged across Beech Creek and drove the 53rd Ala. Partisan Rangers and 11th Ga. Cavalry from the line in the last action of the war in S.C.
Erected 1997 by Beech Creek Historical Association and Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-30.)
Location. 33° 58.328′ N, 80° 32.4′ W. Marker is in Stateburg, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Raccoon Road (State Road 43-29) near North Kings Highway (State Road 261), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. High Hills Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 1.4 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg / Holy Cross Churchyard (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 1.4 miles away); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Stateburg (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stateburg.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More nearby action
Also see . . .
1. The Orphan Brigade as Mounted Infantry. Campaign In South Carolina, April 1865 ...Geoff Walden (Submitted on February 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade. Last shots fired by the "Orphan Brigade" (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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