Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Confederate Headquarters



Marker ID: SCHM 20-1
Location: Infront of the Century House on Railroad Ave., Ridgeway
County: Fairfield
Coordinates: N 34° 18.372    W 080° 57.63
  34.3062    -80.9605
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

During February 17-19, 1865, General P. G. T. Beauregard, with Wade Hampton´s cavalry acting as rear guard, made his headquarters here, telegraphing news of the evacuation of Columbia, 20 miles south, to General R. E. Lee in Virginia before retiring to Winnsboro. Following and destroying the railroad, Union troops arrived February 21.

Erected by Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce - 1962


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More Information:
Wikipedia - Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
Wikipedia - Robert Edward Lee
The Civil War in South Carolina