Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Rivers' Bridge

Marker ID: UDC 5-1
Location: Rivers Bridge State Park near Ehrhardt, SC
County: Bamberg
Coordinates: N 33° 3.88    W 081° 5.57
  33.06466666    -81.09283333
Style: Free Standing **


Here on February 3, 1865, the 17th U.S. Army Corps led by Major General Joseph A. Mower and Lieut. Gen. Giles A. Smith attacked the Confederate division of Major General Lafayette McLaws and forced the crossing of Salkehatchie River, after a gallant defen