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Near Dinkinís Mill in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Dinkins’ Mill

 
 
Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
Following the battle of Boykinís Mill on April 18, 1865, Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter advanced south to Middletonís Depot, on the Wilmington & Manchester R.R. below Stateburg. Here, on April 19, they attacked and attempted to flank a Confederate force commanded by Maj. Gen. P.M.B. Young which defended this crossing.

(Reverse text)
The 25th Ohio Inf. and 157th N.Y. Inf., supported by the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops, skirmished with the 1st Ky. Brigade (Cav.), 53rd Ala. Partisan Rangers, 11th Ga. Cav., Hamiltonís Arty., and S.C. militia. After slight losses on both sides most of the Confederate force withdrew towards Beech Creek.
 
Erected 2002 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-33.)
 
Location. 34° 2.524′ N, 80° 32.132′ W. Marker is near Dinkinís Mill, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kings Highway (State Highway 261) and Dinkin's Mill Road (County Road 76), on the right when traveling north on North Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rembert SC 29128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
2. Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker, reverse side
flies. Oakland Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lenoir Store (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Furman Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); Furman Academy and Theological Institution (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.7 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. More on Potter's Raid
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of_Boykin's Mill. The two opposing units, however, (Potterís and the Kentuckians) continued to skirmish through April 19 at Dinkinís Mill where they fought the last major conflict of the Eastern Theater. The preliminary cessation of hostilities was announced to both sides two days later though Confederate General Johnston did not officially surrender until the 29th. (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade. The last large-scale battle in the East was fought at Dinkinís Mill, at the crossing of Rafting Creek a few miles north of Stateburg, on April 19. The Confederates were again forced back, and now found themselves in the rear of Potterís force, unable to prevent him from advancing on Middleton Depot and destroying the trains there on
Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
3. Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker
an old mill structure can be seen in background at right
April 20. His mission accomplished, Potter started his force back toward Georgetown on April 21. News of the armistice between Gens. Sherman and Johnston reached both sides on April 21, with skirmishing still going on, and a truce was arranged. (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Photo of Old Mill
Those are some very nice photos of the area. The building in the last photo was a cotton gin. Years ago when it was in use, at the height of the cotton season, you could hear the gin running late into the night.
    — Submitted March 12, 2010.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker along North Kings Highway (State Road 261) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
4. Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill Marker along North Kings Highway (State Road 261)
An old mill at this location as seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
5. An old mill at this location as seen today
General Pierce Manning Butler Young image. Click for full size.
6. General Pierce Manning Butler Young
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,755 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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