Barker's Mill / Skirmish at Barker's Mill

Barker's Mill / Skirmish at Barker's Mill (HM4E6)

Location: Fairfax, SC 29827 Allendale County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 0.897', W 81° 12.904'

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(Barker's Mill side of marker):
Barker's Mill, which stood here on Jackson Branch, was a grist millowned by William Ransome Barker(1816-1869), a planter in what wasthen Barnwell District. Barker movedto this are in the 1850s,built a houseabout 2 mi. N. and establisheda cotton plantation of 2,000~3,000acres which he named "Sycamore."The town of Sycamore, chartered in1891, was named for the plantation.

(Skirmish at Barker's Mill side of marker):
On February 2, 1865, as Gen. W.T.Sherman's Federals advanced towardColumbia, units of Gen.F.P. Blair'sXVII Corps clashed with the Confederatecavalry at the bridge over JacksonBranch.The Confederates retreatedover the bridge, but the Federalsdid not cross until reinforced afterdark. A Confederate withdrawal thenopened the way for a Federal advanceto Buford's and Rivers Bridge.
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HM NumberHM4E6
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
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Marker Number3-12
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Rivers Bridge Camp No. 842 Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 479912 N 3652964
Decimal Degrees33.01495000, -81.21506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 0.897', W 81° 12.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 0' 53.82" N, 81° 12' 54.24" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901-5999 US-321, Fairfax SC 29827, US
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