Battle of Rivers' Bridge

Battle of Rivers' Bridge (HM4L4)

Location: Ehrhardt, SC 29081 Bamberg County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 3.132', W 81° 6.052'

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Feb. 2-3, 1865

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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 Artillery, prepared areception for Union troops attempting to cross the river. Their strong position — a bluff overlooking a narrow road leading out of a thick swamp — was made even stronger with temporary earthen fortifications.

"I had, during my service in the army, never seen a more advantageous position for resistance of attack than that at Rivers Bridge"
-Capt. Benjamin S. Williams, 47th Georgia Infantry
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HM NumberHM4L4
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Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490583 N 3657078
Decimal Degrees33.05220000, -81.10086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.132', W 81° 6.052'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 7.92" N, 81° 6' 3.12" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3901-3907 State Rd S-5-8, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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