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Old Pocotaligo Road, March From The Sea

 
 
Old Pocotaligo Road, March from the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
1. Old Pocotaligo Road, March from the Sea Marker
Inscription. (front): This was a major road in the northern part of old Beaufort District for many years, appearing in Mill's Atlas of 1825. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman used this route from Savannah, Georgia, to North Carolina in February of 1865 with much of his invasion force, including 15,000 troops of the 15th Corps. These and

(reverse): other Union soldiers fought their way through the present Hampton County countryside, against Confederates under generals Joe Wheeler and Lafayette McLaws and Colonel Charles J. Colcock. Engagements in the county occurred at Lawtonville, Hickory Hill (2.9 miles SE), Whippy Swamp, and Broxton's Bridge.
 
Erected 1991 by Hampton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 25-8.)
 
Location. 32° 50.553′ N, 81° 7.487′ W. Marker is near Hampton, South Carolina, in Hampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocotaligo Road (County Route 68) and Savannah Highway (U.S. 601), on the left when traveling south on Pocotaligo Road. Touch for map. Located on Pocotaligo Road a few miles south of Hampton. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton SC 29924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampton Colored School (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Old Pocotaligo Road, March from the Sea Marker <i>(reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
2. Old Pocotaligo Road, March from the Sea Marker (reverse)
a different marker also named Hampton Colored School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Miles McSweeney Home Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); All Wars Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hampton County (approx. 1.9 miles away); James Washington Moore House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bank of Hampton (approx. 1.9 miles away); World War II POW Camp (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rivers' Bridge,Hickory Hill, Lawtonville :Civil War South Carolina American Civil War. (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. South Carolina Information Highway. Crocketville and Miley, Ehrhardt, S.C. ,Family members of the area formed this troop called the Whippy Swamp Guards (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Union victory
McLaws retreated toward Branchville after stalling Sherman's advance for only one day.
The Intersection , Marker Located on Pocotaligo Road image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
3. The Intersection , Marker Located on Pocotaligo Road
    — Submitted January 18, 2008, 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 January 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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