A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation

A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (HMA74)

Location: Ehrhardt, SC 29081 Bamberg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 3.715', W 81° 5.312'

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Eleven years after the battle of Rivers Bridge, a group of local young men formed the RiversBridge Confederate Memorial Association andreburied the Confederate dead here, about a mile from the battlefield. The Memorial Association began to meet at the site every yearto recall the battle and the fallen Southerners.This area soon became known as the MemorialGrounds, and the Memorial Association's annual service to commemorate the Confederatedead - a tradition that continues to this day - eventually led to the preservation of thebattlefield where the soldiers fell.
HM NumberHMA74
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491735 N 3658154
Decimal Degrees33.06191667, -81.08853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.715', W 81° 5.312'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 42.90" N, 81° 5' 18.72" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6156 State Rd S-5-31, Ehrhardt SC 29081, US
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