Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Site of Federal Encampment

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


After the Confederates withdrew through Lexington, two miles north, elements of the XX Corps occupied the town. The XIV and XX Corps camped ´h mi. N. at the junction of Old Orangeburg and Old Barnwell Rds. on the night of Feb. 15th. Elements of Gen. Judson Kilpatrick´s cavalry division burned much of Lexington before the left wing advanced to Winnsboro; one observer described the town as "a blackened ruin."

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


Two sided - Skirmish at Red Bank Creek