Battle of Mount Elon

Battle of Mount Elon (HMIG6)

Location: Lamar, SC 29069 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 12.832', W 80° 8.115'

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Three miles south of Mount Elon on the night of Feb. 27, 1865, a mounted Union detachment led by Captain William Duncan encountered a superior force of Confederate cavalry commanded by Colonel Hugh K. Aiken. After a sharp hand to hand fight Captain Duncan was forced to fall back across Lynches River. Colonel Aiken was killed.
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HM NumberHMIG6
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Marker Number31-6
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Lee County Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 579658 N 3786207
Decimal Degrees34.21386667, -80.13525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 12.832', W 80° 8.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 12' 49.92" N, 80° 8' 6.90" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2070 Sandy Grove Church Rd, Lamar SC 29069, US
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