British Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre Tarleton had been ordered to pursue Sumter's patriots and secure the Carolina Back-country
With Tarleton's force closing in, Sumter took the advice of Colonel Brandon to make a stand at Blackstock's tobacco plantation.
The larger, Patriot force, made up of militia was in a good defensive position, but Tarleton with his smaller force of experienced regulars was confident of victory.
Tarleton's first uphill assault was soon bloodily repulsed by militiamen firing from behind wooden fences and farm buildings. The rash Tarelton, then sent his own 'green dragoons,' charging up the narrow, fence bordered lane that led to the main house and the centre of the patriot defences.
Tarelton's force was driven off, with casualties about 20 times those of Sumter's militia.
Sumter was wounded, becoming one of the few Patriots casualties.
Tarelton went on to lie to his commander Cornwallis, claiming a great victory.
FROM: Osprey's, Warrior 176- Patriot Militiaman in the American Revolution 1775-82
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