Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Sherman's March



Marker ID: SCHM 35-24
Location: Just N of intersection of us 1 and SC 9, Wallace
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 43.204    W 079° 51.692
  34.72006666    -79.86153333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Units of the Union Army under Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman crossed the Pee Dee River near here during March 1865, leaving Cheraw for N.C. The 17th Corps advanced to and occupied Bennettsville; the 15th Corps marched about four miles and camped at Harrington´s Plantation; the 14th and 20th Corps crossed the river several miles north of here at Pegues´ Crossing.


Notes:

Two sided - Greene's Encampment

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