Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Skirmish at Spring Hill

Marker ID: SCHM 31-4
Location: Road 7, 6.4 mi. W of Manville at Spring Hill
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 34° 8.696    W 080° 25.687
  34.14493333    -80.42811666
Style: Free Standing **


Gen. Edward E. Potter commanding 2700 Federal troops left Georgetown on April 5, 1865, to destroy the railroad between Sumter and Camden. On April 16 after a skirmish with militia under Col. James F. Pressley, he camped at Spring Hill nearby. The McKinley Barfield home, which stood on this site, bore scars of the skirmishing on its walls.

Erected by Lee County Historical Commission - 1963


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