Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C

Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (HMI6B)

Location: Sumter, SC 29154 Sumter County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.328', W 80° 32.4'

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Battle of Beech Creek
In April 1865 Confederates formed a defensive line along the high ground above Beech Creek to oppose Brig. Gen. Edward Potter's Federals advancing through Stateburg toward Camden. S.C. militia, the 9th Ky. Mounted Infantry, and the 1st Ky. "Orphan" Brigade fought off repeated Federal attacks in almost daily fighting between April 11th and 15th.

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The Civil War Ends In S.C.
A full Federal assault on April 15th pushed the Confederates back but the line held, forcing Potter to bypass the position. He briefly occupied Camden, but returned on April 19th. The 25th Ohio Infantry, 157th N.Y. Infantry, and 4th Mass. Cavalry charged across Beech Creek and drove the 53rd Ala. Partisan Rangers and 11th Ga. Cavalry from the line in the last action of the war in S.C.
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HM NumberHMI6B
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Marker Number43-30
Year Placed1997
Placed ByBeech Creek Historical Association and Sumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 542494 N 3759161
Decimal Degrees33.97213333, -80.54000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.328', W 80° 32.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 19.68" N, 80° 32' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Co Rd 28, Sumter SC 29154, US
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