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Stateburg in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Stateburg

 
 
Battle of Stateburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Battle of Stateburg Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
In April 1865 2,700 Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter left Georgetown in a raid against the railroad lines between Sumter and Camden. After briefly occupying Sumter Potter advanced to Manchester and remained there for a few days. On April 14 he ordered the 25th Ohio Infantry and 107th Ohio Infantry to advance toward Stateburg in a reconnaissance in force.

(Reverse text)
The Confederate force here was the 9th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, a section of an artillery battery, and a few S.C. militia. After it drove back the first Federal attack Potter brought up the rest of his division on April 15 and fought “quite a Sharp skirmish” which forced some Confederates back but did not break their lines. On April 16 he bypassed Stateburg and proceeded to Camden.
 
Erected 2006 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-36.)
 
Location. 33° 56.911′ N, 80° 31.63′ W. Marker is in Stateburg, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kings Highway (State Highway 261) and Barnwell Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Kings Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battle of Stateburg Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
2. Battle of Stateburg Marker, reverse side
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Charleston Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Tennent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg / Holy Cross Churchyard (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 1.8 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stateburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Campaign in South Carolina, April 1865
 
Also see . . .  First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade. Campaign in South Carolina,April 1865 (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Stateburg Marker, at Barnwell Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
3. Battle of Stateburg Marker, at Barnwell Drive
Battle of Stateburg Marker as seen looking northward along State Road 261 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
4. Battle of Stateburg Marker as seen looking northward along State Road 261
 
 
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