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Battle of Dingle's Mill

Marker ID: SCHM 43-10
Location: SC 521, 1.5 miles S of Sumter
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 33° 52.556    W 080° 20.143
  33.87593333    -80.33571666
Style: Free Standing **


Here on Apr. 9, 1865, the day of Gen. Lee´s surrender, was fought one of the last battles of the War between the States. 158 Confederates rallied by Col. Geo. W. Lee stopped, for several hours, the advance of 2700 Union troops under Gen. Edward E. Potter. Casualties: Confederate 12; Union 26.

A Confederate homeguard of old men, boys, and convalescents here made a gallant stand in an effort to halt Potter´s Raid, an expedition which left Georgetown on April 5, laid waste the country, and by April 21 had accomplished its chief objective - the destruction of the railroads between the Pedee and Wateree.

Erected by Sumter County Historical Commission - 1956


At about the same time that the Battle of Dingle's Mill was being fought, General Robert E. Lee was meeting with General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.

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