Blackstock Battlefield

December 13th, 2008

Blackstock Battlefield is located in Union, South Carolina and Blackstock Road. On November 20th, 1780 a major battle broke out between 270 British troops and 1,000 American troops at the Blackstock Plantation. The battle was short but ferocious. In a matter of hours, Colonel Banastre Tarleton, the commander of the 63rd British regiment retreated and left 50 of his British troops either wounded or dead. An astounding number is that only 3 American soldiers were killed and all the British soldiers that were killed were buried their in the ground.

Currently, Blackstock Battlefield is part of a national park and still looks as it always did. The site is very isolated because it is pretty far off from civilization since you need to take a gravel road to get down to it. People have reported smelling gun powder, shouts of troops, and the screams of wounded men. Some people have even seen sighting of apparitions. Since visitors to the site are rare, ghostly sightings don’t happen too often. The one consistent sightings consist of a large black dog that appears out of no where and follows the visitors cars out of the site. This is because according to folklore, phantom dogs are sometimes guardians of the dead.

(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)

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