Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Battle of Rivers Bridge / Memorials at Rivers Bridge



Marker ID: SCHM 5-9
Location: Confederate Hwy. (S.C. Hwy. 641) at the entrance to Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, Ehrhardt vicinity
County: Bamberg
Coordinates: N 33° 2.763    W 081° 5.671
  33.04605    -81.09451666
Style: Free Standing **
 



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BATTLE OF RIVERS BRIDGE


On February 2-3, 1865, as Gen. W.T. Sherman´s Federals advanced toward Columbia, units of Gen. F.P. Blair´s XVII Corps attempted to cross the Salkehatchie River at Rivers Bridge. The Confederat