Cayce in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Congaree Creek
On February 15, 1865, as Gen. W.T. Sherman's Federal army advanced to Columbia, Gen. O.O. Howard's Army of the Tennessee found its way blocked by Confederates entrenched behind Congaree Creek and defending the Old State Rd. bridge. Gen. George G. Dibrell's dismounted cavalry brigade, supported by infantry and artillery, manned the nearby earthworks, portions of which survive.
Gen. Charles R. Woods' 1st Div. of Gen. John A. Logan's XV Corps pushed Federal skirmishers ahead while one of Woods' brigades crossed upstream and turned the Confederate right flank. Dibrell's force withdrew from Congaree Creek and then from its earthworks, retreating to Columbia. Though the Confederates set fire to the bridge the Federals saved it and made their camp nearby that night.
Erected 1998 by The 15th Regt. S.C. Vols., Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 32-30.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 33° 57.634′ N, 81° 2.284′ W. Marker is in Cayce, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is at the intersection of New State Road and Old State Road Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cayce SC 29033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Columbiad" Cannon (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old State Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Emily Geiger (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Post at the Congarees (approx. 1.8 miles away); World War II Monument and Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Guignard Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Blossom Street School / Celia Dial Saxon School (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cayce.
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Society,Military Order of the Stars and Bars. The Battle of Congaree Creek, February 15, 1865 : By Wayne D. Roberts (Submitted on January 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Battle of Congaree Creek, Wikipedia entry. Battle of Congaree Creek * Part of the American Civil War * Date February 15, 1865 (1865-02-15) * Location Cayce, South Carolina * Result Union victory * Belligerents : United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy) * Casualties and losses 20 Union - CSA Unknown (Submitted on January 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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