Camden, South Carolina

Kershaw County Courthouse, Camden

Camden is a city in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States. Pictured is the original Kershaw County courthouse in Camden courtesy of Pollinator. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Hobkirk's Hill

The Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (also known as the Second Battle of Camden) was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on April 25, 1781.

The area of the battlesite is reputedly haunted by a headless horseman. The identitiy of this phantom is unknown, with accounts varying as to whether he was a British soldier or Patriot officer. However, it is claimed that in the heat of battle the rider was decapitated by a cannonball, and the horse proceded to charge onwards to its death in the Black River swamp.

On foggy nights that cover a full moon, the headless phantom on horseback is said to rise from the swamp and ride around the area.

Pictured left is the area of Hobkirk's Hill and the Battle Marker sign towards the right of the frame courtesy of Google Maps.

Approx US-521, Camden, SC 29020, USA.

For further information, please read Ghosts of the Pee Dee by Tally Johnson.