Battle of Stateburg

Battle of Stateburg (HMI6K)

Location: Sumter, SC 29154 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 56.911', W 80° 31.63'

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(Front text)
In April 1865 2,700 Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter left Georgetown in a raid against the railroad lines between Sumter and Camden. After briefly occupying Sumter Potter advanced to Manchester and remained there for a few days. On April 14 he ordered the 25th Ohio Infantry and 107th Ohio Infantry to advance toward Stateburg in a reconnaissance in force.

(Reverse text)
The Confederate force here was the 9th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, a section of an artillery battery, and a few S.C. militia. After it drove back the first Federal attack Potter brought up the rest of his division on April 15 and fought "quite a Sharp skirmish" which forced some Confederates back but did not break their lines. On April 16 he bypassed Stateburg and proceeded to Camden.
HM NumberHMI6K
Marker Number43-36
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Sumter County Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 543691 N 3756548
Decimal Degrees33.94851667, -80.52716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.911', W 80° 31.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 54.66" N, 80° 31' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1010 Barnwell Dr, Sumter SC 29154, US
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