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Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle

 
 
Potter's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Potter's Headquarters
Inscription.  
Potter's Headquarters
Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter, on a raid through this area in the last days of the Civil War, advanced to Sumter after defeating a small Confederate force at Dingle’s Mill on April 9, 1865. The Augustus Solomon House, which stood on this site, was Potter’s headquarters April 9-11. His troops left Sumter April 11 to carry out the destruction of Confederate trains at Manchester.

Federal Order Of Battle
Potter’s Provisional Division, Military District of the South: First Brigade (Infantry): 25th Ohio, 107th Ohio, 157th N.Y., 56th N.Y. (2 companies) Second Brigade (Infantry): 54th Mass. (Colored), 32nd and 102nd U.S. Colored Troops.
Other Units: 4th Mass. Cavalry (2 companies), 3rd N.Y. Light Artillery (Battery F), 1st N.Y. Engineers.
 
Erected 2002 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-32.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1903.
 
Location. 33° 55.349′ N, 80° 20.485′ 
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W. Marker is in Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Law Range, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Located at the Sumter County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 North Main Street, Sumter SC 29150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumter's Court Houses (a few steps from this marker); Sumter World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832 (within shouting distance of this marker); 8 Law Range (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church Sumter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Y.M.C.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tuomey Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sumter.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. More about Potter's Raid
 
Federal Order Of Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
2. Federal Order Of Battle Marker
Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle Marker at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
3. Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle Marker at the Courthouse
Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle Marker (R) seen along North Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
4. Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle Marker (R) seen along North Main Street
Shares location with Sumter's Courthouses marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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