Battle of Rivers' Bridge

Battle of Rivers' Bridge (HM4LQ)

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

N 33° 3.151', W 81° 6.016'

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Feb. 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 withdrew. Before the retreat, a Union sharpshooter crawled close to the Confederatecannons and killed Lt. Simeon S. Kirby. Pvt. W.M. Larkeborrowed a rifle to shoot the Yankee. "I took aim at the fellow and hollered at him," Larke recalled. "When he looked up I shot him clear through."

" It was with difficulty that my command could be withdrawn, as I was completely flanked on both sides."
- Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws
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HM NumberHM4LQ
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Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490639 N 3657113
Decimal Degrees33.05251667, -81.10026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.151', W 81° 6.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 9.06" N, 81° 6' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 571-617 State Rd S-5-8, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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