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Blackstock's Battle Site

This battle was fought on 20 November 1780 near Blackstock's Ford on Tyger River, within the boundaries of modern-day Union County SC but also close to its border with Spartanburg County. The American forces were led by the militia general Thomas Sumter (aka "The Gamecock") while the British were commanded by Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton.  The British claimed victory, though they suffered substantially higher casualties than the Americans.  Sumter was seriously injured during the battle and was out of action for about ten weeks.

 

Historical Marker located on SC 49 just inside the boundary of Union County SC.

 

Granite Marker, located on a small hill, at the Blackstock's Battlefield site - the inscription tablet has been stolen and/or vandalized!

 

Photograph of the battlefield taken from the site of the granite marker.