BATTLE OF MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE
attle ofMusgrove Mill State Historic Sitepreserves, protects, and interprets the siteof the August 19,1780American Revolutionary War battle of Musgroves Mill. This battle between200 Patriot militia and a joint force of 200 Loyalist militia and 300 British Provincial troops was a surprising Patriot victoryanda major turning point during the Revolutionary War.This victoryboosted the failing morale of South Carolina Patriots and dispelled the British high commands belief that they had crushed all Patriot resistance following the major Patriot defeats at Camden on August 16,1780and Fishing Creek on August 18, 1780.Park staff interprets not only the Battle of Musgroves Mill, but also the brutal partisan warfare that took place throughout upstate South Carolina that divided the loyalties of communities and families during the American Revolution
The battleand the history of the Revolutionary War in the South CarolinaBackcountryis detailed through interpretative signage in the Visitor Center and alongthe1-mileBritish Camp Trailand a1.5-mileBattlefield trail.
Natural features of the park include Horseshoe Falls, a fishing pond,and theEnoreeRiver.Special events, Ranger Guided Hikes,andLivingHistoryprograms are held at the park throughout the year.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS