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Military Post / Potter's Raid

 
 
Military Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Military Post Marker
Inscription. Military Post
After the Civil War ended in 1865, a Federal military occupation garrison was located for sometime in this area of Sumter. Known locally as "Yankee Camp," the post contained officers' quarters, barracks, and a guard house. Here sentinels could be seen guarding their posts while prisoners and soldiers performed various camp chores.

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Potter's Raid
On April 9, 1865, the day that Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Federal troops under Gen. Edward E. Potter occupied Sumter. They destroyed railroad property (locomotives, cars, shops, store houses, the freight depot), burned cotton and the jail, ransacked businesses and looted homes. Potter, whose headquarters was at the present courthouse site on Main Street, left Sumter on April 11th.
 
Erected 2009 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-25.)
 
Location. 33° 55.476′ N, 80° 20.8′ W. Marker is in Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on West Calhoun Street near Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Potter's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
2. Potter's Raid Marker
of this marker. The Tuomey Hospital (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sumter Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Sinai (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumter District Confederate Dead (approx. mile away); Sumterville Academy (approx. mile away); Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sumter's Court Houses (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sumter.
 
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Categories. War, US Civil
 
Military Post / Potter's Raid Marker at West Calhoun Street and Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
3. Military Post / Potter's Raid Marker at West Calhoun Street and Church Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,427 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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