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Bethel Community Training Ground

 
 
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By Brian Scott, April 25, 2010
1. Bethel Community Training Ground Marker
Inscription.
On this site in 1861 the men of Bethel
Community trained before entering the
War Between the States. Known as the
Jeff Davis Guard, they became Company F
of General Wade Hampton's Legion and
fought with distinction in many battles
including the First Battle of Manassas
(Bull Run). The Bethel church grounds
were used for reunions by Southern War
veterans until 1934.

 
Erected 1996 by J. Kennedy Eagle Project, Troop 350.
 
Location. 34° 46.683′ N, 82° 16.367′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Holland Road and Balcome Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Holland Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Holland Road, Simpsonville SC 29681, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Arbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilder
Bethel Community Training Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2010
2. Bethel Community Training Ground Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Oakland Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mauldin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mauldin United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); The History of the Gosnell Cabin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Civil War. The American Civil War (1861–1865), also known as the War Between the States as well as several other names, was a civil war in the United States of America. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Wade Hampton III. Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902) was a Confederate cavalry leader during the American Civil War and afterwards a politician from South Carolina, serving as its 77th Governor and as a U.S. Senator. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Hampton's Legion. Hampton's Legion was an American Civil War military unit of the Confederate States of America, organized and partially financed by wealthy South
Bethel Community Training Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2010
3. Bethel Community Training Ground Marker
Carolina plantation owner Wade Hampton III. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. South Carolina Legions: Hampton's Legion. Order of battle of Hampton's Legions. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. First Battle of Bull Run. The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces and still often used in the Southern United States), was fought on July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Bethel United Methodist Church. Official website of Bethel United Methodist Church. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Wade Hampton III<br>(1818–1902) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
4. Wade Hampton III
(1818–1902)
Governor of South Carolina
1877–1879
U.S. Senator from S.C.
1879–1891
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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