Battle of Rivers' Bridge

Battle of Rivers' Bridge (HM4LT)

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

N 33° 3.209', W 81° 6.096'

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Feb. 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 Sherman's army advanced. Two weeks after the battle, Sherman's troops took Columbia. Lessthan three months after the battle at Rivers Bridge, the war ended.

" Again at the hospital I see the horrid results of every battle. Men mutilated in every shape conceivable, groaning, begging for assistance and gasping in death. Many of our wounded will have to lie all night in that horrid swamp." - Maj. Oscar L. Jackson 63rd Ohio Infantry

" Still the loss of life was very small, in proportion to the advantage gained, for the enemy at once abandoned the whole line of the Salkewatchie." - Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
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HM NumberHM4LT
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Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490514 N 3657220
Decimal Degrees33.05348333, -81.10160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.209', W 81° 6.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 12.54" N, 81° 6' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-28 State Rd S-5-8, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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