Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Skirmish at Killian's Mill

Marker ID: SCHM 40-127
Location: Killian Rd., near its intersection with Farrow Rd. (S.C. Hwy. 555), Killian, Blythewood vicinity
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 8.14    W 080° 56.742
  34.13566666    -80.9457
Style: Free Standing **


On February 18, 1865, the day after Federals under Gen. W.T. Sherman occupied Columbia, Gen. Frank Blair ordered units of his XVII Corps to destroy railroad tracks north of the city. Portions of Gen. M.C. Butler´s Confederate cavalry division, including the 4th, 5th, & 6th S.C. Cavalry, fought a rear-guard action with Blair at nearby Killian´s Mill, then withdrew toward Winnsboro.

Erected by the Hampton´s Iron Scouts Camp # 1945, Sons of Confederate Veterans, 2003


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