Battle of Blackstock's Historic Site

Also known as: Blackstock's Plantation
W of Union off SC 49, Union, South Carolina

Site of historic Revolutionary War battle

Photos 

Battle of Blackstock's Historic Site, View of Patriot Position

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

View this photo at nationalregister.sc.gov

Map 

Description 

At Blackstock’s tobacco barn on the Tyger River, British troops under Colonel Banastre Tarleton battled with American militiamen under General Thomas Sumter on November 20, 1780. The Americans drove off the attacking British infantry and cavalry. Although the Americans dispersed and were unable to attack the British post at Ninety-Six as originally planned, they did serious damage to the morale of Tarleton’s Legion, as well as inflicting heavy casualties, demonstrating that the British did not have as firm a hold in South Carolina as believed. The Blackstock’s battlefield is located south of the Tyger River, immediately east of the Spartanburg County line, in a hilly, wooded region. In the eighteenth century much of the land of the battlefield was cleared, but has since overgrown with small pines and brush. No above-the-surface evidence remains of Blackstock’s barn or house, which were located in the area of the historical marker that designates the battle site, and there are no modern buildings in the area of the battlefield. Listed in the National Register December 16, 1974. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 1974
Reference number
74001885
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Battle site
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1780

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • November 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"

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