Battle of Blackstock’s Anniversary Commemoration Saturday

 

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will hold an anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Blackstock’s at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Blackstock Battlefield off S.C. 49 in Union County. 

The event will commemorate the Nov. 20, 1780, battle that pitted Patriot Gen. Thomas Sumter against British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton.

The program will include presentations by the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as a salute by local re-enactors, and an interpretive talk on the battle’s historic significance by Mike Burgess, historian and educator at River Bluff High School in Lexington.

This is a strenuous hike and registration for the event is mandatory. Call or visit the office at Musgrove Mill for details and registration. 

Bring a chair for the event. The event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Call Musgrove Mill State Park to register for the hike by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. The program will cost $5 per person. Bring bottled water, insect repellent and sturdy footwear for hiking.

For more information or directions to Blackstock Battlefield, contact Musgrove Mill State Historic at (864) 938-0100, e-mail bjames@scprt.com or go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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