Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Blackstock's

Marker ID: SAR 44-7
Location: about 14 miles W of Union on SC 49 at intersection of Road 51
County: Union
Coordinates: N 34° 38.712    W 081° 49.050
  34.6452    -81.8175
Style: Free Standing **


This battle of the Revolution took place on William Blackstock´s plantation, 3 miles N. on the south side of the Tyger River, November 20, 1780. Gen. Thomas Sumter commanded the American patriots who repulsed Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton´s British forces. Sumter was wounded here, and this prevented his taking an active part in the war for several months.

Erected by Union County Historical Foundation and Daniel Morgan Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution - 1986


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Wikipedia - Battle of Blackstock's Farm
Wikipedia - Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet
Wikipedia - Thomas Sumter

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SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC