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Ridgeway in Fairfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Headquarters

 
 
Confederate Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
1. Confederate Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  During February 17-19, 1865, General P.G.T. Beauregard, with Wade Hampton's cavalry acting as rear guard, made his headquarters here, telegraphing General R.E. Lee in Virginia news of the evacuation of Columbia, 20 miles south, before retiring to Winnsboro. Following and destroying the railroad, Union troops arrived February 21.
 
Erected 1962 by Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 20-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 18.372′ N, 80° 57.63′ W. Marker is in Ridgeway, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Dogwood Street and Ruff Street, on the right when traveling south on Dogwood Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeway SC 29130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (approx. 6 miles away); Sandfield Baptist Church / Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Blythewood School
Century House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
2. Century House
(approx. 6 miles away); Thomas Woodward (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); George P. Hoffman House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sandy Level Baptist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); St. Paul Baptist Church (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Century House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
3. Century House
P.T.G. Beauregard image. Click for full size.
4. P.T.G. Beauregard
Wade Hampton image. Click for full size.
5. Wade Hampton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,475 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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