Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Battle of Mount Elon



Marker ID: SCHM 31-6
Location: Road 39, about 1.3 mi. N from /-20, near Cypress Crossroads
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 34° 12.832    W 080° 8.115
  34.21386666    -80.13525
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Three miles south of Mount Elon on the night of Feb. 27, 1865, a mounted Union detachment led by Captain William Duncan encountered a superior force of Confederate cavalry commanded by Colonel Hugh K. Aiken. After a sharp hand to hand fight, Captain Duncan was forced to fall back across Lynches River. Colonel Aiken was killed.

Erected by Lee County Historical Commission - 1963


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