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 – 156 years ago. 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
Guided tours can be arranged with prior notice at a cost of $10 per person. This money goes to help to fund our Confererate Museum. Walking trails around a 10-acre lake or a walk to the battleground can be an exhilarating experience. We have a total of 58 miles of trails.
On February 17, 1864, just outside Charleston Harbor, after sinking the Union Navy's largest ship, The H.L. Hunley vanished without a trace and left quite a mystery behind. It was not until 1995 that author and adventurer Clive Cussler found the Hunley resting on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean – intact and remarkably well preserved. After being lost at sea for 137 years, the Hunley was revealed on August 8, 2000, seen for the first time in her entirety. The Hunley's recovery has turned out to be one of the most important events in the history of South Carolina, and the mystery of why she never came home that night is still being solved.