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Defense of Edisto Bridge

 
 
Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Occupying Rifle Pits and manning a small battery in defense of the Edisto River Bridge, at this point less than six hundred Confederates temporarily halted the advance of the right wing of the Federal Army commanded by Gen.W.T. Sherman. On Feb. 12, 1865, the defenders were outflanked by a much larger force and compelled to withdraw and entrain for Columbia South Carolina.
 
Erected 1962 by Orangrburg County Historical Society Inc. (Marker Number 38-5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 29.392′ N, 80° 52.541′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Riverside Drive SW (South Carolina Route 125) 0.1 miles west of Seaboard Street NW (South Carolina Route 126), on the right when traveling west. In Edisto Gardens, at the curve opposite the foot bridge across the Edisto River and opposite the Orangeburg Arts Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albergotti Playground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
2. Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker
line); Orangeburg County / Discovering Orangeburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Flag (approx. half a mile away); Old Dixie Club Library (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Jewish Merchants/Jewish Life (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker at the base of a rifle pit image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
3. Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker at the base of a rifle pit
Today's Bridge opposite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
4. Today's Bridge opposite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2019, by Eric Powell of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 25, 2020