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Spring Hill in Lee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Spring Hill

 
 
Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Edward E. Potter commanding 2700 Federal troops left Georgetown on April 5, 1865, to destroy the railroad between Sumter and Camden. On April 16 after a skirmish with militia under Col. James F. Pressley he camped at Spring Hill nearby. The McKinley Barfield home which stood on this site bore scars of the skirmishing on its walls.
 
Erected 1963 by The Lee County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1842.
 
Location. 34° 8.696′ N, 80° 25.687′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Hill Road (State Highway 31-7) and Rembert Church Road (State Highway 31-37), on the right when traveling east on Spring Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rembert SC 29128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Central School (approx. one mile away); Rembert Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rembert Cemetery
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(approx. 5˝ miles away); The Cleveland School Fire (approx. 7.1 miles away); John C. West Boyhood Home (approx. 7.6 miles away); Providence Southern Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pine Grove Plantation / Birthplace of the Boykin Spaniel (approx. 8.3 miles away); Burwell Boykin / Battle of Boykins Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. More on Potters Raid
 
Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker, looking west along Spring Hill Road (State Road 31-7) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
2. Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker, looking west along Spring Hill Road (State Road 31-7)
Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker and present day homesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
3. Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker and present day homesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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