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Battle for the Catawba Bridge at Nation Ford

3040 Cherry Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone:
(803) 684-3948 ext. 33

This railroad bridge was burned as a result of the battle, forcing President Jefferson Davis to cross on a pontoon bridge here during his flight south following the fall of Richmond. York District had the highest death rate of any county in South Carolina during the War. Even though only this one battle--a minor one, the battle for the Catawba Bridge at Nation Ford in 1865--was fought in York County, the war caused a great upheaval in the county that was not soon overcome. Growth was halted, and in fact there were fewer residents in the town of York in 1880 than had been there in 1860.