Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Defense of Edisto Bridge

Marker ID: SCHM 38-5
Location: Edisto Gardens, Orangeburg
County: Orangeburg
Coordinates: N 33° 29.392    W 080° 52.541
  33.489872    -80.875683
Style: Free Standing **


Occupying Rifle Pits and manning a small battery in defense of the Edisto River Bridge, at this point less than six hundred Confederates temporarily halted the advance of the right wing of the Federal Army commanded by Gen. W. T. Sherman. On Feb. 12, 1865, the defenders were outflanked by a much larger force and compelled to withdraw and entrain for Columbia, South Carolina.

Erected by Orangeburg County Historical Society, Inc. - 1962