Ehrhardt in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle Of Rivers’ Bridge
Erected 1967 by (Originally ) Edisto District, United Daughters Of The Confederacy. (Marker Number 5-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 33° 3.88′ N, 81° 5.57′ W. Marker is in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 5-31 and State Highway 5-8, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 5-31. Touch for map. Off SC 641, 7mi. S.W. of Ehrhardt and 13mi. E. of Allendale, SC near the north entrance to Rivers Bridge State Park. (Marker may have previously been located at Battlefield site). Marker is in this post office area: Ehrhardt SC 29081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bamberg County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rivers Bridge State Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Four County WW II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colleton County Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Rivers' Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ehrhardt.
More about this marker. Battle of Rivers Bridge, Located at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Ehrhardt. Listed on the National Register. Here Confederate soldiers defended the Salkehatchie River for two days before being forced out of their breastworks. This battle was the only major resistance encountered by Sherman's army.
Regarding Battle Of Rivers’ Bridge. Other Names: Salkehatchie River, Hickory Hill, Owens' Crossroads, Lawtonville, Duck Creek
Also see . . .
1. Battle Of Rivers' Bridge. Lawtonville, South Carolina February 3, 1865 historically not a large battle (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Joseph Anthony Mower. William T. Sherman said of Mower, "he's the boldest young officer we have". (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Gen. Giles A. Smith. He took part in the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign, rising to the rank of major general of volunteers. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Lafayette McLaws. he was sent to Georgia to defend (unsuccessfully) Savannah against Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's March to the Sea. McLaws surrendered with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's army in North Carolina on April 26, 1865. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
5. National Register Information on Rivers Bridge State Park. As General William T. Sherman’s army advanced into South Carolina from Savannah, the Confederate Army was able to offer up little resistance and eventually fell back to Rivers Bridge by February 2, 1865. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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