Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Burning Of Columbia
Due to Columbia's strategic value, capture of the city was an objective of the Union Army during the Carolina's Campaign of 1865. By Feb. 15 Union forces had moved to within 4 miles of the city and met opposition from Confederate skirmishes and artillery batteries. After offering a cursory defense of the city, C.S.A. commanders P.G.T. Beauregard and Wade Hampton ordered a final evacuation of Columbia on the morning of Feb. 17, 1865 and by the afternoon Union forces occupied the town.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 0.09′ N, 81° 2.012′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Gervais Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1204 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battleship Maine Memorial (about 300 feet away); George Washington (Statue) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2018, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2018, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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