|7 November 2015.
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Invites you to learn about the Civil War in the S.C. low country
Please join us at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site for a special afternoon with Living Historians Tom and Sherry Key. They will demonstrate the art of Civil War cooking and discuss memories of the life both on the battlefield and on the home front from the perspectives of a Civil War veteran and his wife recalling their experiences long after the war.
When: November 7, 2015.
Program starts at 1:00pm
Where: Community Building at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Cost: Adults $5.00
Children (16 & under) FREE
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
325 State Park RD
Ehrhardt, SC 29081
Office Hours: 11a.m. – noon
Help us remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Rivers Bridge.
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February 28th, 2015
March 21st, 2015
April 18th, 2015
|Rivers Bridge State Historic
We are searching for descendants of the soldiers of the men who fought at the Battle of Rivers Bridge (Feb.2-3, 1865).
It is hoped that we will have a series of special events during Feb. 2015 commemorating the 150th anniversary of that conflict.
We hope to invite as many of these descendants as possible to these events.
If any of you are descendants of participants, or have information, please send it to Ranger White.
This would give these people a once in a like time opportunity to learn how their ancestors contributed to the war effort of their country.
|John White, Interpretive Ranger, Rivers Bridge State Historic Site|
|The Battle of Rivers' Bridge, also known as
Salkehatchie River, Hickory Hill, Owen's Crossroads, Lawtonville, and Duck
Creek, was a Union victory fought on February 3, 1865, during
the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War.
While Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Union armies marched north across South Carolina, about 1,200 Confederates under Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws were posted at the crossing on the Salkehatchie River. Union soldiers began to build bridges to bypass McLaws on February 2. The next day two brigades under Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair waded through the swamp and flanked the Confederates. McLaws withdrew toward Branchville after stalling Sherman's advance for only one day and Sherman's forces continued moving north into North Carolina.
The site is commemorated by the Rivers Bridge State Historical Site. (from Wikipedia)
|Do you have an ancestor who fought in the battle of Rivers Bridge? Is
so, we want to hear from you. The South Carolina State Park Service is developing
special events at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site for the 150th anniversary
of the battle to honor all those who fought there. If you'd like to receive
more information about Rivers Bridge and the 150th anniversary commemoration,
or if you'd like to share information on your ancestor's service in the Civil
War, please contact us.
The following units fought at Rivers Bridge:
Confederate - 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, 32nd nd 47th Georgia, 5th Georgia Reserves, 3d South Carolina Cavalry, Earle's Battery Company A, South Carolina Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery, 4th Tennessee Cavalry, 8th and 11th Texas Cavalry
Union - 10th and 64th Illinois Infantry, 25th Indiana Infantry, 18th Missouri Infantry, 35th New Jersey Infantry, 27th, 39th, 43rd, and 63rd Ohio Infantry, 25th and 32nd Wisconsin Infantry
Send your information to:
Historic Resource Coordinator
South Carolina State Park Service
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407
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