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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1865.
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-5-8Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ehrhardt SC 29081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 distance of this marker); 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
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,616 times since then and 8 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.