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Killian in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Killian's Mill

 
 
Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker
Inscription. On February 18, 1865, the day after Federals under Gen. W.T. Sherman occupied Columbia, Gen. Frank Blair ordered units of his XVII Corps to destroy railroad tracks north of the city. Portions of Gen. M.C. Butlerís Confederate cavalry division, including the 4th, 5th, & 6th S.C. Cavalry, fought a rear-guard action with Blair at nearby Killianís Mill, then withdrew toward Winnsboro.
 
Erected 2003 by The Hamptonís Iron Scouts Camp # 1945, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 40-127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 34° 8.14′ N, 80° 56.742′ W. Marker is in Killian, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Farrow Road (State Highway 555) near Killian Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Killian Road Baptist Church Cemetery Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. ľ mile away); Killian School (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of the John H. Rose Family (approx.
Gen. Frank Blair image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Call Number: LC-B813- 1704 B, circa 1862
2. Gen. Frank Blair
2.6 miles away); Camp Johnson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Monteith School (approx. 5.7 miles away); George P. Hoffman House (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Killian.
 
Also see . . .  Francis Preston Blair, Jr, Wikipedia entry. one of William T. Sherman's corps commanders in the final campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas. His XVII Corps was engaged protecting the rear areas of Sherman's army until later in the Atlanta Campaign. Before it left on the March to the Sea, XVII Corps absorbed part of the detachment of XVI Corps that had served with Sherman. (Submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker, looking south along Farrow Road (S.C. Hwy. 555) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
3. Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker, looking south along Farrow Road (S.C. Hwy. 555)
Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker, looking north along Farrow Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
4. Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker, looking north along Farrow Road
Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker; present day northside Railroad line image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
5. Skirmish at Killian's Mill Marker; present day northside Railroad line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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