Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Attempted Ambush

Marker ID: SCHM 16-12
Location: Road 49, about 0.5 miles from us 52, S of Darlington
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 16.217    W 079° 51.075
  34.270283    -79.85125
Style: Free Standing **


On March 5, 1865, near the point where the Ebenezer Road crossed the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad, the 29th Missouri Mounted Infantry of Co!. Reuben Williams´s command deployed on either side of the tracks to capture a Confederate train approaching from Florence. The attempt failed when the engineer, discovering the trap, reversed his engine and escaped

Erected by Darlington County Historical Commission-1975