“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Darlington in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Attempted Ambush

Attempted Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Attempted Ambush Marker
Inscription.  On March 5, 1865, near the point where the Ebenezer Road crossed the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad, the 29th Missouri Mounted Infantry of Col. Reuben Williams's command, deployed on either side of the tracks to capture a Confederate train approaching from Florence. The attempt failed when the engineer, discovering the trap, reversed his engine and escaped.
Erected 1975 by Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1770.
Location. 34° 16.216′ N, 79° 51.069′ W. Marker is near Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on Ebernezer Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the south side of the railroad crossing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Bacot 1745-1795 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Edmund H. Deas (approx. 1.9 miles away); Macedonia Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Darlington Memorial Cemetery
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Henry "Dad" Brown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lawrence Reese (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Reese's Row" (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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