Military Post / Potter's Raid

Military Post / Potter's Raid (HMIIK)

Location: Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 55.476', W 80° 20.8'

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Military Post
After the Civil War ended in 1865, a Federal military occupation garrison was located for sometime in this area of Sumter. Known locally as "Yankee Camp," the post contained officers' quarters, barracks, and a guard house. Here sentinels could be seen guarding their posts while prisoners and soldiers performed various camp chores.

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Potter's Raid
On April 9, 1865, the day that Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Federal troops under Gen. Edward E. Potter occupied Sumter. They destroyed railroad property (locomotives, cars, shops, store houses, the freight depot), burned cotton and the jail, ransacked businesses and looted homes. Potter, whose headquarters was at the present courthouse site on Main Street, left Sumter on April 11th.
Marker Number43-25
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Sumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560387 N 3753987
Decimal Degrees33.92460000, -80.34666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.476', W 80° 20.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 28.56" N, 80° 20' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 W Calhoun St, Sumter SC 29150, US
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