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Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill

Marker ID: SCHM 43-33
Location: N. King’s Hwy. (S.C. Hwy. 261) at Dinkins’ Millpond, N of Stateburg, SC
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 34° 2.524    W 080° 32.132
  34.04206666    -80.53553333
Style: Free Standing **


Following the battle of Boykin´s Mill on April 18, 1865, Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter advanced south to Middleton´s Depot, on the Wilmington & Manchester R.R. below Stateburg. Here, on April 19, they attacked and attempted to flank a Confederate force commanded by Maj. Gen. P.M.B. Young which defended this crossing.

The 25th Ohio Inf. and 157th N.Y. Inf., supported by the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops, skirmished with the 1st Ky. Brigade (Cav.), 53rd Ala. Partisan Rangers, 11th Ga. Cav., Hamilton´s Arty., and S.C. militia. After slight losses on both sides most of the Confederate force withdrew towards Beech Creek.

Erected by the Sumter County Historical Commission, 2002


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