Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, Ehrhardt

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Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, also known as Rivers Bridge State Park, located near Ehrhardt, a small town in Bamberg County, South Carolina, is noteworthy as an important Civil War historic site. It is in this area that General William T. Sherman engaged the Confederate Army on his advance from Savannah, and after two days of battle, outflanked the Confederates and forced them to withdraw. River Bridge State Park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1972.
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  • This state historic site is one of the few major battlefields from the Civil War in the state of South Carolina. Here you can learn the strategies and the tactics of this battle. On seeing the...  more »
  • I was fortunate enough to have been a part of the Palmetto Battn. who used to put on an annual event here at Rivers Bridge. I was Captain of the 7th SCV & 137th NY Vols and we were allowed to camp on....  more »
  • Rivers Bridge State Historic Site commemorates a major engagement during the Civil War when Sherman's forces outflanked the Confederate troops in their march on Columbia during the final months of the war. The park has abundant narrative signage providing an outline of the events during the engagement as well as hiking trails, a boat access to the Salkehatchie River. Admission is free, but there is a modest fee for a guided tour on the weekend. Picnic shelters can be reserved for events but alcohol consumption is prohibited.
  • Despite being attacked by love bugs we loved our trip.

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