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Sumter in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Dingles Mill
Memorial Park
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
1. Battle of Dingles Mill Marker
 
Inscription. Battle fought at this site Apr. 9, 1865 Dedicated Saturday Jan. 27, 1979 3 P.M.
Sponsored by Dick Anderson Chapter No. 75 (1896) United Daughters of the Confedercy
Wm. E. Brunson III, noted War Between The States Arms and Records collector, Chr
Many people joined in making this park a standpoint of our cherished heritage a reality.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.546′ N, 80° 20.149′ W. Marker is in Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker can be reached from Manning Road (U.S. 521) near near Turkey Creek Bridge, on the right when traveling south. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of The Battle of Dingle's Mill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Dingle's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Henry J. Maxwell Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kendall Institute (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3 miles away); Clara Louise Kellogg (approx. 3 miles away); St. Anne Catholic Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sumter.
 
Marker, seen at right Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
2. Marker, seen at right
The two working pieces of artillery were commanded by Lt. William Alexander McQueen and a patient of Sumter hospital, Lt Pamerya, an artilleryman from New Orleans
 

 
Regarding Battle of Dingles Mill. Saturday morning, April 9, 1866, This was the same day of Lee's surrender in Appomatox, but no one in Sumter knew of those events. Potter set out for Sumter and its defenders marched out the Manning Road to meet him at Dingle's Mill. About 2:00 p.m. the enemy came within range and the small force defending Sumter opened fire. Although Potter's first and second charges were driven back, further resistance became impossible and a general retreat was called. Potter did not pursue. He knew that he had opened up the road into Sumter and his men were weary. Late in the afternoon of the next day, Potter's cavalry rode up Main Street into Liberty Street and then to the depot where they camped
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Dingle's Mill, From Wikipedia. Confederate militiamen, under the command of Col. James Fowler Pressley, C. S. A., dug in their heels behind meager breastworks (Submitted on September 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. A short history of Sumter County. ...At the news of Potter's approach, everyone was busy hiding food and valuables in safe places. Those responsible for the courthouse and its contents, saved the public records by having them sent ten miles out into the country and hidden. ... (Submitted on September 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Battleground Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 9, 2010
3. Battle of Dingles Mill Battleground
Confederate Tribute at left; Union Tribute at right
 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
4. Battle of Dingles Mill Marker
 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Union Soldiers Killed and buried Tribute Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
5. Battle of Dingles Mill Union Soldiers Killed and buried Tribute
Privates Edward Bristol William Post William Utter
 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 9, 2010
6. Battle of Dingles Mill Marker
This spot dedicated to the honor
of three Union soldiers who were
killed and buried in a common grave
somewhere on this battle field
——
* Private Edward Bristol
157th N.Y. Volunteers (Infantry)
* Private William Post
157th N.Y. Volunteers (Infantry)
*Private William Utter
56th N.Y. Volunteers (Infantry)
——
Rest In Peace
 
 
Confederate Casualties in Battle of Dingles Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
7. Confederate Casualties in Battle of Dingles Mill
Killed
Lt Alex. McQueen- Garden's BatteryPalmetto Battery
Lt. Raphael Pampare S.C. Siege Train
Sgt. Joseph H. Long 20th S.C. Militia
Dr.John Thompson 20th R S.C Militia
Pvt. C.N. Harbin 2nd S.C. Reserves
Pvt. William Reeder Co. A S.C. Siege Train

Wounded
Pvt. William Wingate 20th S.C. Militia
Pvt. Wade Newman Unit unknown
Pvt. Potts Davis 20th S.C. Militia
Pvt. William Baker Company D 1st S.C. Infantry
Pvt. Charles McCoy 20th S.C. Militia
Pvt. Fahm Georgia Regiment
Pvt. C.C. Fabib 22nd Georgia Regiment
Pvt. William Harral 20th S.C. Militia

Captured
Pvt. H.D. Lincoln 20th Regiment S.C. Militia
Pvt. William Wotton, 20th S.C. Militia
 
 
Map includes Battle of Dingles Mill, Potter's Raid Photo, Click for full size
By Battle of Dingles Mill Battleground, September 7, 2010
8. Map includes Battle of Dingles Mill, Potter's Raid
Railroads played a key role in the war, dictating the movement of armies and even the location of battles. They were also prime targets. On his sweep through South Carolina, Sherman discovered that there were several trains loaded with military supplies south of his line of march on the Wilmington & Manchester RR that ran through Sumter. He ordered that a force be organized from the various Federal garrison units on the Carolina coast to march inland and destroy the trains and their cargo, "even if it should cost 500 men." A provisional division of 2,500 men, commanded by General Edward E. Potter, was assembled consisting of two brigades of white and black infantry, plus cavalry, engineer and artillery companies. The stage was set for a raid lasting 16 days, much of which took place AFTER Lee has surrendered.
 
 
Potter's Raid stops: Dingle's Mill - 2 Photo, Click for full size
By Battle of Dingle's Mill Battleground, September 7, 2010
9. Potter's Raid stops: Dingle's Mill - 2
 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Sequence of Events Photo, Click for full size
By Battle of Dingles Mill Battleground, September 7, 2010
10. Battle of Dingles Mill Sequence of Events
 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Marker, left Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 9, 2010
11. Battle of Dingles Mill Marker, left
 
 
Battle of Dingles Mill Confederate and Union (distant) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
12. Battle of Dingles Mill Confederate and Union (distant) Marker
 
 
General Edward E. Potter Photo, Click for full size
from Massachusetts Commandery Collection
13. General Edward E. Potter
photo Militaty Order of the Loyal Legion United States (MOLLUS), U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pa [M.S.]
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 710 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   13. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
 
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