Battle Of Blackstocks Commemoration

At Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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On November 20, 1780 following a fierce battle late in the day General Thomas Sumter gave the feared Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton his first defeat during the Revolutionary War. On Saturday November 19, 2022 Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be having a Commemoration of the Battle of Blackstock followed by a guided hike of the battlefield and a Ranger led Battlefield Lecture covering the history of the battle. The Battle Commemoration will be from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the Blackstock Battlefield State Historic Site and will be led by local chapters of the Children of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sons of the American Revolution. Directly following the Commemoration, a guided hike of the battlefield will be offered led by leading Blackstock historian Michael Burgess. The hike is two hours long and will take place over difficult and hilly terrain and space will be limited so you must register by clicking the 'Book Now' button above, emailing to mgmill@scprt.com, or calling 864-938-0100 by 5:00 pm November 18 to go on the hike. For those unable to or those that simply do not want to hike there will also be a Ranger Battlefield Talk offered from 11:15 am-12:30 pm on the Blackstock Battlefield. This talk will cover the history of why the battle occurred, the specifics of the battle itself, and the importance of the battle to the Patriot cause. Seating will be limited so please bring your own chair. There is no need to register for the Commemoration or the Ranger Battlefield Talk. All parts of this event are free to the public. In the event of inclement weather this event will be cancelled and not rescheduled. Please bring a chair, bug spray, water, and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for hiking and the weather. Blackstock Battlefield address: 568 Monument Road, Enoree, SC 29335 For more information, contact the park at (864) 938-0100 or e-mail us at mgmillsp@scprt.com.

DETAILS

  • November 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Registration Deadline

    Guided Hike Only: 5:00 pm November 18, 2022

    Event Hours

    Battle of Blackstock Commemoration 10:00 am- 11:00 am; Blackstock Battlefield Guided Hike 11:00 am- 1:00 pm; Ranger Battlefield Talk 11:15 am- 12:30 pm

    Meeting Place

    Blackstock Battlefield State Historic Site: 568 Monument Road, Enoree, SC 29335

    Backroads Location

    Yes

    Revolutionary War

    Yes

    What to Bring

    Chair, water, walking shoes, proper dress for outdoors

    Park Event

    Yes

    Price

    Free