Morris Ford Earthworks

Morris Ford Earthworks (HM5H2)

Location: Barnwell, SC 29812 Barnwell County
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N 33° 12.568', W 81° 21.165'

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1780 & 1865

(Front text)
Nearby earthworks at Morris Ford, on the Salkehatchie River, built in the spring 1780 by Loyalists under Ben John. In May, soon after Charleston fell to the British, Capt. John Mumford of the South Carolina militia was killed in action in a clash with John's Loyalists; he is buried at the site. In early 1865 Confederate cavalry under Maj. Joseph Wheeler rebuilt the old earthworks.
(Reverse text)
Wheeler delayed the advancing Federal cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick. On February 6th a sharp skirmish occurred at the works. Elements of Kilpatrick's crossed downstream, outflanked the Confederate cavalry and forced it to withdraw, then advanced to Barnwell while Wheeler's cavalry withdrew toward Aiken. Kilpatrick's Federals burned most of Barnwell later that night.
HM NumberHM5H2
Marker Number6-5
Year Placed1997
Placed ByBarnwell County Museum and Historical Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 467125 N 3674564
Decimal Degrees33.20946667, -81.35275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.568', W 81° 21.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 34.08" N, 81° 21' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1477 Old Allendale Hwy, Barnwell SC 29812, US
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