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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Street

 
 
Lincoln Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Lincoln Street Marker
Inscription. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, for whom this street is named, was a division commander in the Saratoga Campaign. In 1778, he became commander of the Southern Department of the American Army and was in command at Charleston when the city surrendered to the British in 1780. After his exchange, Lincoln fought at Yorktown and was present at the British surrender. He served as Secretary of War (1781-83) and returned to his native Massachusetts where he died in 1810.
 
Erected 1988 by the Richland County Bicentennial Commission; sponsored by Wallace Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. (Marker Number 40-76.)
 
Location. 33° 59.976′ N, 81° 2.325′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1/378) and Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling east on Gervais Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); 9 -11 / First Responders (about 400 feet
Lincoln Street Marker, looking back west along Gervais Street (US 1, US 378) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 27, 2010
2. Lincoln Street Marker, looking back west along Gervais Street (US 1, US 378)
away, measured in a direct line); Gadsden Street (about 500 feet away); Site of Wayside Hospital (about 600 feet away); R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Assembly Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seaboard Air Line Passenger Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of War- Benjamin Lincoln. The Savannah River was the border between South Carolina and Georgia, and it was now falling into British hands. As Lincoln moved to join with the survivors of Howe’s force, the British moved to secure control over Georgia. Augusta soon fell, and the British issued a proclamation inviting the Georgians to renew their oaths of loyalty to George III. At least initially, the response to this call was everything the British could have hoped for. Lincoln now had to rebuild his army. He camped at Puryburg, on the Carolinian side of the Savannah River, where he was able to gather 1,400 men.... (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Benjamin Lincoln, Wikipedia entry. He is notable for overseeing the largest
Gen. Benjamin Lincoln image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, Charles Willson Peale
3. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln
US surrender of the (Revolutionary) war at Siege of Charleston and for being the officer who formally accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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