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Skirmish at Spring Hill

 
 
Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
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.
 
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 (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Cleveland School Fire (approx. 7.1 miles away); John C. West Boyhood Home (approx. 7.6 miles away);
Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker, looking west along Spring Hill Road (State Road 31-7) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
2. Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker, looking west along Spring Hill Road (State Road 31-7)
Burwell Boykin / Battle of Boykins Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away); Battle of Boykin's Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away); Site of Furman Academy (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. More on Potters Raid
 
Also see . . .  First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade. (Submitted on February 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker and present day homesite image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
3. Skirmish at Spring Hill Marker and present day homesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 43 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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