Black and white illustration of soldiers with objects in hand crossing a marsh land, many of them are knee to waist deep in the water, surrounded by trees, getting to the other side of the marsh where there is a fire burning.

Rivers Bridge, Battle of

February 2–3, 1865


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  • Title Rivers Bridge, Battle of
  • Coverage February 2–3, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords pitted about twelve hundred Confederates against some seven thousand Union soldiers and marked the only major resistance to the march of General William T. Sherman through South Carolina, Rivers Bridge Memorial Association eventually obtained the battlefield and in 1945 turned the site over to South Carolina for a state park
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date December 1, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 23, 2022
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