Battle of Rivers' Bridge

Battle of Rivers' Bridge (HM4LI)

Location: Ehrhardt, SC 29081 Bamberg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 3.235', W 81° 6.112'

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Feb. 2-3, 1865

Gen. Joseph A. Mower's Union division advanced rapidly to Rivers Bridge on the afternoon of Feb. 2 and charged down a narrow causeway. Confederate cannon fire stopped the attack and forced the Yankees to take cover in the cold swamp. The battle was on, pitting 7,000 to 9,000 Union soldiers against 700 to 800 Confederates. Even after reinforcements arrived, the Confederates were still outnumbered more than eight to one.

"The enemy swarmed in great numbers to the edge of the swamp, but our field pieces swept the road and our sharpshooters checked the movement through the swamp."
-Capt. Benjamin S. Williams, 47th Georgia Infantry
HM NumberHM4LI
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490489 N 3657268
Decimal Degrees33.05391667, -81.10186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.235', W 81° 6.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 14.10" N, 81° 6' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 867 State Rd S-5-8, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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