In the Field Robertville, SC... When S.C. Howled

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i plan on making my way to this sleepy town tomorrow to see if i can find any relics tomorrow... wish me luck. i will keep all of you saints and sinners posted.

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It is a beautiful place. I was in a hunting lease in that area. Lease was owned by the Pastor of the Robertsville Baptist Church. His wife’s family owned the house across the road from the Church. Stayed in that house, several times. Church was burned by Sherman’s band of Angles. Lot of that area has remained as it was.
im gonna try to find some old chimneys or porch steps so that i will know where to run my metal detector... ive been through that town a couple times... keep ya posted w wat i dig
 

mikekj

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This is interesting, in that my 2ggrandfather was injured near there.

While serving the Confederacy as a private in the 27th Reg., Georgia Vols., Hardee's Brigade, James R. Jones injured his right leg.
He was near Broxton's Bridge, Colletton County, SC.

A swampy area, he snagged his right leg on a stump causing a permanent running sore that never healed and caused incessant pain and suffering, rendering the leg essentially useless.

He was sent to the hospital and furloughed home, never recovering, was disabled the rest of his life.

He lived until 1911.
 
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This is interesting, in that my 2ggrandfather was injured near there.

While serving the Confederacy as a private in the 27th Reg., Georgia Vols., Hardee's Brigade, James R. Jones injured his right leg.
He was near Broxton's Bridge, Colletton County, SC.

A swampy area, he snagged his right leg on a stump causing a permanent running sore that never healed and caused incessant pain and suffering, rendering the leg essentially useless.

He was sent to the hospital and furloughed home, never recovering, was disabled the rest of his life.

He lived until 1911.
that is really cool that you know that much history abt your 2nd grandfather... i
This is interesting, in that my 2ggrandfather was injured near there.

While serving the Confederacy as a private in the 27th Reg., Georgia Vols., Hardee's Brigade, James R. Jones injured his right leg.
He was near Broxton's Bridge, Colletton County, SC.

A swampy area, he snagged his right leg on a stump causing a permanent running sore that never healed and caused incessant pain and suffering, rendering the leg essentially useless.

He was sent to the hospital and furloughed home, never recovering, was disabled the rest of his life.

He lived until 1911.
that is really neat that you know all that abt your great grandfather... seems my family should know more abt our own forefathers vut from wat i have been told, i had a great great grandfather named William Hiram Deloach that fought for the confederacy... all i was told... sorry your granpa was injured during the war... i was out metal detecti g near broxton bridge abt two weejs ago, right across the swamp, there was a battle at a a e called rivers bridge... i went down n believe it ir not, timber from that old brige is still there... i am about to post a very interesting story abt my first CS buckle so stay tuned.... thanks for sharing
 
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I know that Maj. General Joseph Wheeler`s Corps was camped at Robertville, S.C. and its environs in early January 1865 for a week or so, just after Savannah fell and they were forced to evacuate with Hardee`s Forces on 22 Dec 1864. Brig. General Samuel Wragg Ferguson, whose cavalry brigade was under Wheelers Corps, comprised of the 2nd Regiment Alabama Cavalry, the 56th Alabama Partisan Rangers, the 12th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, 11th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry and 9th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry performed a rear guard action for Hardees forces on the night that Savannah was evacuated and gave him safe passage to Charleston. Then they returned towards Savannah to keep an eye on Sherman. They went into Camp at Brighton, S.C. on 1-2 Jan 1865, then joined Wheeler and the rest of his Corps at Robertville from 3-10 Jan 1865. On 3 Jan 1865 General P.G.T. Beauregard sent his Staff Officer, Capt. Ferry to Robertville to inspect the troopers of Wheelers Corps, to include Ferguson`s Cavalry Brigade. They left from here to Old Martin, S.C. and then onto Matthew`s Bluff, S.C. By this time Sherman was again on the move up through the Carolinas. So you should be able to find something there as an entire Cavalry Corps was there for at least a week.
 
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I know that Maj. General Joseph Wheeler`s Corps was camped at Robertville, S.C. and its environs in early January 1865 for a week or so, just after Savannah fell and they were forced to evacuate with Hardee`s Forces on 22 Dec 1864. Brig. General Samuel Wragg Ferguson, whose cavalry brigade was under Wheelers Corps, comprised of the 2nd Regiment Alabama Cavalry, the 56th Alabama Partisan Rangers, the 12th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, 11th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry and 9th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry performed a rear guard action for Hardees forces on the night that Savannah was evacuated and gave him safe passage to Charleston. Then they returned towards Savannah to keep an eye on Sherman. They went into Camp at Brighton, S.C. on 1-2 Jan 1865, then joined Wheeler and the rest of his Corps at Robertville from 3-10 Jan 1865. On 3 Jan 1865 General P.G.T. Beauregard sent his Staff Officer, Capt. Ferry to Robertville to inspect the troopers of Wheelers Corps, to include Ferguson`s Cavalry Brigade. They left from here to Old Martin, S.C. and then onto Matthew`s Bluff, S.C. By this time Sherman was again on the move up through the Carolinas. So you should be able to find something there as an entire Cavalry Corps was there for at least a week.
thx you for the information... i plan on going back when it cools off some... i think the church yard would be a great place to hunt but i doubt the elders would like that.... take care
 
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Robertville is not that big today and was even smaller 154 years ago. So the Field Officers of Wheelers Corps and their Staff would have camped in town, or stayed with some of the local residents in their homes. I know that Brig. General Samuel Wragg Ferguson stayed in the home of a family friend at Robertville, he was born and raised near Charleston at Dockon Plantation. The rest of the brigades and regiments in Wheelers Corps would have camped just out of town and along the roads, creeks and streams. They often picked flat locations for their camps when given the choice. So look for areas that fit that description and see if you can get permission from the land owners to hunt for relics there. Who knows you may get lucky. I know that Sherman`s Army marched through the town and destroyed it not long after Wheeler left it, but not sure if his army stopped and camped or just torched it on their way through.
 
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Robertville is not that big today and was even smaller 154 years ago. So the Field Officers of Wheelers Corps and their Staff would have camped in town, or stayed with some of the local residents in their homes. I know that Brig. General Samuel Wragg Ferguson stayed in the home of a family friend at Robertville, he was born and raised near Charleston at Dockon Plantation. The rest of the brigades and regiments in Wheelers Corps would have camped just out of town and along the roads, creeks and streams. They often picked flat locations for their camps when given the choice. So look for areas that fit that description and see if you can get permission from the land owners to hunt for relics there. Who knows you may get lucky. I know that Sherman`s Army marched through the town and destroyed it not long after Wheeler left it, but not sure if his army stopped and camped or just torched it on their way through.
ok, thx... i remember a set of brick steps on the outskirts of town that i was taken to in highschool... almost certain it was from sherman... i went there this past weekend but it was gated off and i didnt see the steps but im certain they are in there.... there is a community store across from the church, and a house next to the store... idk anyone there.. i think i need to find someone who likes to relic hunt same as i do... then i think i could get father n have more fun... thx u for the input... will post more later......
 

mikekj

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Cobb Co. Georgia
that is really cool that you know that much history abt your 2nd grandfather... i
that is really neat that you know all that abt your great grandfather... seems my family should know more abt our own forefathers vut from wat i have been told, i had a great great grandfather named William Hiram Deloach that fought for the confederacy... all i was told... sorry your granpa was injured during the war... i was out metal detecti g near broxton bridge abt two weejs ago, right across the swamp, there was a battle at a a e called rivers bridge... i went down n believe it ir not, timber from that old brige is still there... i am about to post a very interesting story abt my first CS buckle so stay tuned.... thanks for sharing

This was from his confederate pension record.
 
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