Battle for Broxton
Return here for details of the
March 2010 event.
Highway 601 South
Join in the annual celebration of
the Battle for Broxton Bridge and learn the
history of the battle for the Salkehatchie River where Union troops of Sherman's
march through the Carolinas skirmished with Confederate forces for Broxton
Ford on February 2, 1865. The event will be held at the original earthen
battle site on the Salkehatchie River built by Confederate forces in 1865.
Camps are open Saturday and Sunday from
Battle re-enactments are ___ pm daily.
One-day admission is:
9 years and under (___),
10-17 years ($___),
18 and older ($___)
For more information, call 803-625-3585 or
803-943-4865 after 6pm.
Broxton Bridge Plantation offers RV
hook-ups and camp sites-for more information and reservations call 800-437-4868.
This event is hosted by Battery C, 32nd
Georgia Artillery and 2nd Georgia Regiment Co. D, Burke Sharpshooters.
Sponsored by Salt Ketchers Chapter #6 of The Order of Confederate Rose.
Annual Event each March
Plantation entrance is on Highway 601, 19.7 miles south from the
intersection of Highway 78.
Bridge is on Hwy. 601 about 13 miles north of Hampton and about 5 miles
south of Ehrhardt. Coming
from Walterboro it is about one mile south of the intersection of Hwy 641
and 601. That's the
intersection you cross to go to Rivers Bridge.
On the southern end of Broxton
Bridge Plantation there is an old battleground, complete with all the
breastworks, left over from the South's defenses on February 1, 1865. The
northern army was in route from Savannah, Georgia, to Columbia, South Carolina,
and the battles at Broxton Bridge and Rivers Bridge on the Salkehatchie River
were the last big defensive effort for the Confederates before the battle at
This plantation is now a Hunting Lodge and has a Bed &
Breakfast and a Banquet Hall. Visit the website
to find out more, and to see if rooms are still available for the weekend.
Salt Ketchers Chapter is a support group
for Rivers Bridge SCV Camp #842.
more information about the Order of Confederate Rose,
please visit the South Carolina Society OCR
more information about the Salt Ketchers Chapter of OCR,