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

Woodlands and Millwood

 
 
Woodlands and Millwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Woodlands and Millwood Marker
Inscription. 1 ½ mi. south was Woodlands, built before 1800 by Wade Hampton, I (1752-1835), Colonel in Revolution, Major General in War of 1812. mi. north was Millwood, built before 1820 by Wade Hampton II (1791-1858), aide to Gen. Jackson, War of 1812. Boyhood home of Wade Hampton, III (1818-1902), Lieutenant General, C. S. A.; Governor of South Carolina 1876-79. Union troops burned both houses 1865.
 
Erected 1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-46.)
 
Location. 33° 59.035′ N, 80° 58.056′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Garners Ferry Road (U.S. 76/378), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located opposite Woodhill Shopping Center. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Jackson (approx. half a mile away); 100th Inf Division (approx. 1 miles away); Redfern Field / Paul R. Redfern (approx. 1.7 miles away); Paul R. Redfern (approx. 1.8 miles away); 26th Inf Division (approx. 1.8 miles
Woodlands and Millwood Marker, lookin west along Gardners Ferry Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 6, 2010
2. Woodlands and Millwood Marker, lookin west along Gardners Ferry Road
away); Darby Field (approx. 1.9 miles away); 108th Division (approx. 1.9 miles away); African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wade Hampton I. a South Carolina soldier, politician, two-term U.S. Congressman, and wealthy plantation owner. During the War of 1812, Hampton led the American forces in the Battle of Chateauguay in 1813. On April 6, 1814, he resigned his commission and returned to South Carolina after leading thousands of U.S. soldiers to defeat at the hands of a few hundred Quebec militia, then getting his army lost in the woods. (Submitted on May 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wade Hampton II. He became a lieutenant of the dragoons in 1811, and was acting inspector general and aide to General Andrew Jackson at New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1815. (Submitted on May 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Wade Hampton III. His boyhood home, Millwood, near Columbia, South Carolina, was burned by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Union soldiers, and his fortune was depleted supplying those soldiers.
Woodlands and Millwood Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 6, 2010
3. Woodlands and Millwood Marker, looking east
Hampton was one of the original proponents, alongside General Jubal A. Early, of the Lost Cause movement, attempting to explain away the Confederacy's loss of the war. (Submitted on May 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Woodlands and Millwood , Millwood Ruins image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
4. Woodlands and Millwood , Millwood Ruins
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,40-COLUM.V,1-1
Woodlands and Millwood , Millwood Portico Ruins image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
5. Woodlands and Millwood , Millwood Portico Ruins
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,40-COLUM.V,1-2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 110 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2012, by Angi Fuller Wildt of Columbia, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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