Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Old Pocotaligo Road, March From the Sea

Marker ID: SCHM 25-8
Location: about 1 mile S of Hampton at intersection of us 601 and Road 68
County: Hampton
Coordinates: N 32° 50.553    W 081° 07.487
  32.84255    -81.124783
Style: Free Standing **


This was a major road in the northern part of old Beaufort District for many years, appearing in Mills´ Atlas of 1825. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman with much of his invasion force, including 15,000 troops of the 15th Corps, used this route from Savannah, Georgia, to North Carolina in February of 1865. These and

other Union soldiers fought their way through the present Hampton County countryside, against Confederates under generals Joe Wheeler and Lafayette McLaws and Colonel Charles J. Colcock. Engagements in the county occurred at Lawtonville, Hickory Hill (2.9 miles SE), Whippy Swamp, and Broxton´s Bridge.

Erected by Hampton County Historical Society - 1990


More information:
sciway - The Whippy Swamp Guards
47th Pennsylvania - Pocotaligo
Eleventh South Carolina Infantry Regiment
HMDB - Whippy Swamp Muster Ground

Wikipedia - South Carolina in the American Civil War
Wikipedia - Charleston, South Carolina in the American Civil War