Rivers Bridge State Historic Site


Union troops crossing the South Carolina swamp

325 State Park Road, Ehrhardt SC 2908

Entrenched but outnumbered Confederates at the swampy Salkehatchie River held off Union Gen. William T. Sherman's advance into South Carolina for two days Feb 2–3, 1865. Part of the state park here commemorates the battle and features a well-interpreted trail that circles Confederate earthworks just above the river and explains the final phase of the fighting here as Union soldiers emerged from the swamps to flank the Southern position. Guided tours available by appointment.

Self-guided tours 9 am–6 pm daily. Free.