Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Boykin's Mill

Marker ID: UDC 28-6
Location: SC 261, at Boykin's Mill, 9 miles S of Camden, SC
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 7.844    W 080° 34.854
  34.13073333    -80.5809
Style: Free Standing **


Gen. Edward R. Potter commanding 2700 white and negro Union troops left Georgetown April 8, 1865, to destroy the railroad between Sumter and Camden. Here on April 19, in one of the last engagements of the war, a small force of Confederate regulars and local Home Guard fought a defensive action which delayed their advance for a day.

Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy, Central District - 1957


More Information:
Wikipedia - Battle of Boykin's Mill
Boykin Mill Farm- Battle of Boykin's Mill

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