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Historical Markers in Ehrhardt, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Bamberg County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bamberg County, SC (37) Allendale County, SC (16) Barnwell County, SC (44) Colleton County, SC (48) Hampton County, SC (25) Orangeburg County, SC (60)  BambergCounty(37) Bamberg County (37)  AllendaleCounty(16) Allendale County (16)  BarnwellCounty(44) Barnwell County (44)  ColletonCounty(48) Colleton County (48)  HamptonCounty(25) Hampton County (25)  OrangeburgCounty(60) Orangeburg County (60)
Bamberg is the county seat for Bamberg County
Ehrhardt is in Bamberg County
      Bamberg County (37)  
      Allendale County (16)  
      Barnwell County (44)  
      Colleton County (48)  
      Hampton County (25)  
      Orangeburg County (60)  
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1South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation
Eleven years after the battle of Rivers Bridge, a group of local young men formed the Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial Association and reburied the Confederate dead here, about a mile from the battlefield. The Memorial Association began to . . . Map (db m15671) HM
2South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Bamberg County
[Photo of guest room] Ehrhardt Hall This restored 19th century mansion located in the town of Ehrhardt is a bed and breakfast and features six guest rooms with amenities including fireplaces. [Photo of Sinclair . . . Map (db m27445) HM
3South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — 5-9 — Battle At Rivers Bridge / Rivers Bridge Memorials
Battle At Rivers Bridge On February 2 ~ 3, 1865, as Gen. W.T. Sherman's Federals advanced toward Columbia, units of Gen. F.P. Blair's XVII Corps attempted to cross the Salkehatchie River at Rivers Bridge. The Confederate defenders . . . Map (db m7708) HM
4South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Invasion! In January 1865, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's army of 60,000 Union soldiers invaded South Carolina. Its goals: to link up with Ulysses S. Grant's forces opposing Robert E. Lee's Confederates in Virginia and destroy the South's . . . Map (db m7437) HM
5South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Crucial Routes to the Heart of the State: The Salkehatchie River Crossings As Sherman's right wing- about 28,000 men underGen. Oliver Otis Howard- advanced up the south side of the Salkehatchie, Gen. Lafayette McLaws' Confederate division . . . Map (db m7440) HM
6South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Dig In Part of McLaws' division protected the middle crossing of the Salkehatchie at Rivers Bridge. This small force, consisting of a brigade of Georgia infantrymen, South Carolina cavalrymen and four cannons of the South Carolina Light . . . Map (db m7441) HM
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7South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
"This Indescribably Ugly Salkehatchie " At Rivers Bridge the Salkehatchie flowed though a swamp a half mile wide. The only road through it was a narrow earthen causeway with multiple wooden bridges. The Confederates hoped the thick swamp and . . . Map (db m7455) HM
8South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Attack! Gen. Joseph A. Mower's Union division advanced rapidly to Rivers Bridge on the afternoon of Feb. 2 and charged down a narrow causeway. Confederate cannon fire stopped the attack and forced the Yankees to take cover in the cold swamp. The . . . Map (db m7456) HM
9South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
A Running Battle on the River Road On Feb.2, Union troops moved up the road on the opposite bank of the Salkehatchie, fighting a running battle with the Confederate cavalrymen who tried to slow their advance. Among the casualties was Pvt. John . . . Map (db m7457) HM
10South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
A Vulnerable Stronghold The Confederates were confident they could stop another head-on Union assault. But they feared for the safety of their flanks, knowing they did not have enough men to resist attacks that might strike the ends of their . . . Map (db m7458) HM
11South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Death and Defeat As Mower's troops flanked the Confederate right, another Union division crossed several miles downstream to flank the Confederate left. Under a smokescreen created by a rapid artillery and rifle volleys, the Southerners . . . Map (db m7464) HM
12South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
The End is Near The Union Victory broke the main Confederate line of defense in lower South Carolina. McLaws' troops retreated to another line behind the Edisto River about 20 miles northeast of here, then continued to fall back as . . . Map (db m7467) HM
13South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — 5-1 — Battle Of Rivers’ Bridge
Here on February 3, 1865, the 17th U.S. Army Corps led by Major General Joseph A. Mower and Lieut. Gen. Giles A. Smith attacked the Confederate division of Major General Lafayette McLaws and forced the crossing of Salkehatchie River, after a gallant . . . Map (db m11318) HM
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14South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Colleton County Confederate Soldiers
Colleton County In Memory Of Our Confederate Soldiers Who Here Gave Their Lives In Defense Of A Righteous Cause Feb. 3 and 4, 1865Map (db m53729) HM
15South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Conrad Ehrhardt Railroad Park
Conrad Ehrhardt was born in Weiterade Kuhrhessen Germany on December 13, 1832 and left home at the age of 19 to come to America. He came with only 25 cents in his pocket and skills that he aquired from the mills, in which he had worked, in Germany. . . . Map (db m7602) HM
16South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Ehrhardt HallBed and Breakfast
Ehrhardt Hall was built in 1903 with Victorian style architecture. The owner, Dr. James Haynes Roberts, born March 2, 1863, was originally from the Allendale area. Following in his father's footsteps, who was a self taught dentist and 2nd lieutenant . . . Map (db m20908) HM
17South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Four County WW II Memorial
In Memory Of Our Heroes Of World War II Erected by the Counties of Allendale, Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton May 1, 1948 Map (db m57319) HM
18South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — 5-2 — Mt. Pleasant Church
In 1835 St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church moved here from about 1 mi. south and changed its name to Mt. Pleasant. It is generally accepted that this congregation was organized ca. 1750 and that John George Bamberg preached there shortly after . . . Map (db m8795) HM
19South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Our Confederate DeadRivers Bridge State Park
Most of the Confederates killed here were Georgians, and most were unknown when they were reburied. But the local community remembered them as " our Confederate dead, " the fallen heroes of a common cause. The monument placed over their mass . . . Map (db m15650) HM
20South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead
( Front face ) In Memory of our Confederate Dead who fell in battle at River's Bridges Feb. 4, 1865. (Reverse face ) Soldier's rest, your welfare o'er, Sleep the sleep . . . Map (db m15652) HM
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21South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
( Left side ) The Legacy of Total War From January to March in 1865 more than 60,000 Union soldiers led by General William Tecumseh Sherman marched across South Carolina. They brought total war to the state, . . . Map (db m15646) HM
22South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — 5-5 — St. Johns Baptist Church
(Front text) This church, established 1829 30, was first named Three Mile Creek Church and held early services in a brush arbor 4 mi. W on the Salkehatchie River. In 1839 it moved to this site donated by George Kinard, and was renamed St. . . . Map (db m32605) HM
23South Carolina (Colleton County), Ehrhardt — John Jacob HeyerHistorical Marker
Eight Hundred fifty-three feet west of this marker lies the Northwest corner of the three hundred acre tract granted by The Colonial Governor's Council to John Jacob Heyer, Sr. and his wife Mary Magdalene Wagner of . . . Map (db m18422) HM
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Nov. 29, 2022