Battle of Rivers' Bridge

Battle of Rivers' Bridge (HM4LK)

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

N 33° 3.185', W 81° 5.951'

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Feb. 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 thin line.

"I can hold my position here, General, until next Christmas if you can keep them off my flanks."
-Lt.Col. Edwin H. Bacon, 32nd Georgia Infantry, to Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, Feb. 3, 1865

Abatis bristled from the front of the Confederate fortifications. A crude obstacle of sharpened and intertwined tree branches,abatis stopped attackers and brought them under murderous, close- range gunfire.
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HM NumberHM4LK
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Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490740 N 3657176
Decimal Degrees33.05308333, -81.09918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.185', W 81° 5.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 11.10" N, 81° 5' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 867 State Rd S-5-8, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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