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Defense of Edisto Bridge

 
 
Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker
Inscription. Occupying Rifle Pits and manning a small battery in defense of the Edisto River Bridge, at this point less than six hundred Confederates temporarily halted the advance of the right wing of the Federal Army commanded by Gen.W.T. Sherman. On Feb. 12, 1865, the defenders were outflanked by a much larger force and compelled to withdraw and entrain for Columbia South Carolina.
 
Erected 1962 by Orangrburg Historical Society Inc. (Marker Number 38-5.)
 
Location. 33° 29.392′ N, 80° 52.541′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Riverside Drive SW near Warring Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. In Edisto Gardens, off US 301. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albergotti Playground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orangeburg County / Discovering Orangeburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Flag (approx. half
Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
2. Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker
a mile away); Old Dixie Club Library (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Jewish Merchants/Jewish Life (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Also see . . .  NY Times Archives excerpt: Feb 16,1865. Capture of a Strong Line of works on the Salkehatchie. Movements of the Right Wing in the Interior. The Edisto River Crossed by Gen. Slocum. Orangeburg Occupied and Branchville Flanked. (Submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker at the base of a rifle pit image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
3. Defense of Edisto Bridge Marker at the base of a rifle pit
Today's Bridge opposite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
4. Today's Bridge opposite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,084 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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