Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1988 by the Richland County Bicentennial Commission; sponsored by Wallace Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. (Marker Number 40-76.)
Location. 33° 59.976′ N, 81° 2.325′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1/378) and Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling east on Gervais Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); 9 -11 / First Responders (about 400 feet Gadsden Street (about 500 feet away); Congaree Vista (about 500 feet away); Site of Wayside Hospital (about 600 feet away); R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Assembly Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
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1. History of War- Benjamin Lincoln. The Savannah River was the border between South Carolina and Georgia, and it was now falling into British hands. As Lincoln moved to join with the survivors of Howe’s force, the British moved to secure control over Georgia. Augusta soon fell, and the British issued a proclamation inviting the Georgians to renew their oaths of loyalty to George III. At least initially, the response to this call was everything the British could have hoped for. Lincoln now had to rebuild his army. He camped at Puryburg, on the Carolinian side of the Savannah River, where he was able to gather 1,400 men.... (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Benjamin Lincoln, Wikipedia entry. He is notable for overseeing the largest US surrender (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.