Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Skirmish at Red Bank Creek

Marker ID: SCHM 32-27
Location: Near Red Bank Creek, Lexington vicinity
County: Lexington
Style: Free Standing **


On February 15, 1865 Gen. Henry W. Slocum´s Army of Georgia, the left wing of the Federal advance toward Columbia, marched along this route toward Lexington. The Federals, led by skirmishers of the 28th Pennsylvania at the head of the 1st Brig., 2nd Div., XX Corps, were delayed by elements of Gen. Joseph Wheeler´s Confederate cavalry, which clashed with them briefly at Congaree Creek and then here along Red Bank Creek.

Erected by Company D, 7th South Carolina Infantry (Reenactors) - 1997


Two sided - Site of Federal Encampment