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Encyclopedia > Battle of Rivers' Bridge
Battle of Rivers' Bridge
Part of the American Civil War
Date: February 3, 1865
Location: Bamberg County, South Carolina
Result: Union victory
Combatants
United States of America Confederate States of America
Commanders
Frank Blair Lafayette McLaws
Strength
5,000 1,200
Casualties
92 170
Carolinas Campaign
Rivers' BridgeWyse Fork – Monroe's Cross Roads – AverasboroughBentonville

The Battle of Rivers' Bridge was a Union victory during the American Civil War. Combatants Union (remaining U.S. states) Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 94,000 Total dead: 258,000 Wounded: 137,000+  The... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Bamberg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1... Francis Preston Blair, Jr. ... Lafayette McLaws Lafayette McLaws ( January 15, 1821 – July 24, 1897) was a U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. ... Sherman in South Carolina: The burning of McPhersonville. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Jacob D. Cox Braxton Bragg Strength 12,000 8,500 Casualties 1,101 1,500 The Battle of Wyse Fork was a battle fought in the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War that resulted in a victory for the... Battle of Averasborough Conflict American Civil War Date March 16, 1865 Place Harnett County and Cumberland County, North Carolina Result Inconclusive The Battle of Averasborough was a prelude to the Battle of Bentonville three days later. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William T. Sherman Henry Warner Slocum Joseph E. Johnston Strength 60,000 21,000 Casualties 1,517 2,606 The Battle of Bentonville was fought March 19–21, 1865, in Bentonville, North Carolina, near the current town of Four Oaks... The Union was a name used by many to refer to the Northern states during the American Civil War. ... Combatants Union (remaining U.S. states) Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 94,000 Total dead: 258,000 Wounded: 137,000+  The...


While William T. Sherman's armies marched north across South Carolina about 1,200 Confederates under Lafayette McLaws were posted at the crossing on the Salkehatchie River. Union soldiers began to build bridges to bypass McLaws on February 2. Then next day two brigades from Francis P. Blair waded through the swamp and flanked the Confederates. McLaws withdraw after failing to hold the river crossing and Sherman's forces continued moving north into North Carolina. Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012... Lafayette McLaws Lafayette McLaws ( January 15, 1821 – July 24, 1897) was a U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. ... Francis Preston Blair (April 12, 1791 – October 18, 1876), American journalist and politician, was born at Abingdon, Virginia. ...


Other Names

  • Battle of Salkehatchie River
  • Battle of Hickory Hill
  • Battle of Owen's Crossroads
  • Battle of Lawtonville
  • Battle of Duck Creek

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