"Yankee Hill"

"Yankee Hill" (HM8SM)

Location: Darlington, SC 29532 Darlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 18.392', W 79° 52.417'

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In the summer of 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, Federal troops began their occupation of many cities and towns in S.C. Units in Darlington in 1865-1866 included the 15th Maine Infantry, 29th Maine Veteran Volunteers. They camped on the grounds of the nearby St. John's Academy and used it as a hospital.

Four Federal privates (Patrick Gately and Ira Newhall of the 15th Maine and George Kinney and John Maloney of the 29th Maine) who died of disease while stationed in Darlington 1865-1866 were originally buried nearby. This area was called "Yankee Hill" for many years. Their remains were later removed and reburied at Florence National Cemetery.
HM NumberHM8SM
Marker Number16-51
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDarlington Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:54am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [2] BILL SEGARS,, HARTSVILLE, SC  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603646 N 3796718
Decimal Degrees34.30653333, -79.87361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 18.392', W 79° 52.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 18' 23.52" N, 79° 52' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204 N Main St, Darlington SC 29532, US
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