Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order of Battle

Marker ID: SCHM 43-32
Location: N Main St, Sumter, SC
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 33° 55.357    W 080° 20.483
  33.92261666    -80.34138333
Style: Free Standing **


(Front) Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter, on a raid through this area in the last days of the Civil War, advanced to Sumter after defeating a small Confederate force at Dingle´s Mill on April 9, 1865. The Augustus Solomon House, which stood on this site, was Potter´s headquarters April 9-11. His troops left Sumter April 11 to carry out the destruction of Confederate trains at Manchester.

(Reverse) Potter´s Provisional Division, Military District of the South: First Brigade (Infantry): 25th Ohio, 107th Ohio, 157th N.Y., 56th N.Y. (2 companies) Second Brigade (Infantry): 54th Mass. (Colored), 32nd and 102nd U.S. Colored Troops/Other Units: 4th Mass. Cavalry (2 companies), 3rd N.Y. Light Artillery (Battery F), 1st N.Y. Engineers

Erected by the Sumter County Historical Commission, 2002


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