Stateburg in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Stateburg
In April 1865 2,700 Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter left Georgetown in a raid against the railroad lines between Sumter and Camden. After briefly occupying Sumter Potter advanced to Manchester and remained there for a few days. On April 14 he ordered the 25th Ohio Infantry and 107th Ohio Infantry to advance toward Stateburg in a reconnaissance in force.
The Confederate force here was the 9th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, a section of an artillery battery, and a few S.C. militia. After it drove back the first Federal attack Potter brought up the rest of his division on April 15 and fought “quite a Sharp skirmish” which forced some Confederates back but did not break their lines. On April 16 he bypassed Stateburg and proceeded to Camden.
Erected 2006 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-36.)
Location. 33° 56.911′ N, 80° 31.63′ W. Marker is in Stateburg, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kings Highway (State Highway 261) and Barnwell Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Early Charleston Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Tennent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg / Holy Cross Churchyard (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 1.8 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stateburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Campaign in South Carolina, April 1865
Also see . . . First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade. Campaign in South Carolina,April 1865 (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,343 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.