Ehrhardt in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Our Confederate Dead
Rivers Bridge State Park
" In no other war in all the history of mankind has the glory of vanquished equalled in enduring fame the acclaim won by the victor."
-Dr. James C. Kinard, Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial Service, May 9, 1941
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 33° 3.728′ N, 81° 5.319′ W. Marker is in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker can be reached from Rivers Bridge State Park near SC-S-5-8. Touch for map. At Memorial Gardens. 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. Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (within shouting Four County WW II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colleton County Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Rivers Bridge State Historic Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bamberg County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Of Rivers’ Bridge (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.
Regarding Our Confederate Dead. A photo of the memorial on the marker is captioned: The memorial service at Rivers Bridge ends as it has in years past, with flowers decorating the mass grave.
"And then the gentle bands of fair woman placed pure flowers upon the graves of the gallant boys in gray."
- The Barnwell People, May 1, 1884
Background photo courtesy of The Post and Courier
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.