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Near Salters in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle Of Lower Bridge

 
 
Battle Of Lower Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 10, 2010
1. Battle Of Lower Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Gen. Francis Marion and his men defeated the British at this place in March 1781. Advancing from the west and finding the bridge on fire, the enemy rushed the nearby ford, but here they were repulsed by troops led by John James, Thomas Potts, and William McCottry and forced to abandon their plan to invade Williamsburg.
 
Erected 1958 by Williamsburg County. Sponsored by Margret Gregg Gordon Chapter of DAR. (Marker Number 45-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.249′ N, 79° 49.039′ W. Marker is near Salters, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (State Highway 377) half a mile north of Bryans Crossroads, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salters SC 29590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Bridge: Take the Low Ground! (a few steps from this marker); Burrows's Service Station / Cooper's Country Store (approx. half a mile away); McClary Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Battle Of Lower Bridge Marker and Modern Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 10, 2010
2. Battle Of Lower Bridge Marker and Modern Bridge
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Thurgood Marshall, J.D. (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Muster Ground and Courthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away); Williamsburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Williamsburgh (approx. 5.3 miles away); Willamsburg County Veterans Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stephen A. Swails House (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The American Revolution in South Carolina - Black River Bridge. After a fairly extensive skirmish at Wiboo Swamp, Brig. Gen. Francis Marion had retired towards down the Santee Road and deployed his men at Mount Hope Swamp where he destroyed the bridge over the stream there. (Submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Francis Marion. Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 26, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Bridge Over the Black River built 2009 image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 10, 2010
3. Bridge Over the Black River built 2009
Black River image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 10, 2010
4. Black River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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