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Near Blackstock in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Burrel Hemphill

 
 
Burrel Hemphill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
1. Burrel Hemphill Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Burrel Hemphill
killed by
Union Soldiers
Feb. 1865
although a slave
he gave his life
rather than betray
a trust
He was a member of Hopewell

 
Location. 34° 35.706′ N, 81° 8.4′ W. Marker is near Blackstock, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Hopewell Church Road and Aiken Creek Road, on the left when traveling east on Hopewell Church Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstock SC 29014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Original Site of Purity Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Graveyard Of The Richmond Covenanter Church Reformed Presbyterian (approx. 7.4 miles away); Brainerd Institute (approx. 8.3 miles away); Chester State Park (approx. 8.5 miles away); Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (approx. 8.7 miles away); Blaser Building (1871-1874) (approx. 8.7 miles away); Chester Lodge World War II Marker (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker on Hopewell ARP Church grounds.
 
Regarding Burrel Hemphill.
Hopewell ARP Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
2. Hopewell ARP Church
During the War Between The States, Burrel Hemphill was a slave in the household of the very wealthy bachelor, Robert Hemphill, who had been killed in The Battle of Seven Pines on June 13, 1862. Sherman’s troops had been stealing what they wanted and burning what remained. When they approached the Hemphill estate in February of 1865, they demanded that Burrell reveal the hiding places of the Hemphill family’s silverware, other valuables and money that he had hidden from them. In trying to make Burrell talk, the Yankees tied a rope to Burrell’s ankle and dragged him up and down the road by a horse. They did not stop until Burrell died without saying a word.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Hopewell ARP Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
3. Hopewell ARP Church
Hopewell ARP Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
4. Hopewell ARP Church Marker
Hopewell APR Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
5. Hopewell APR Church Cemetery
Cemetery Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
6. Cemetery Grounds
Cemetery Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
7. Cemetery Grounds
Cemetery Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
8. Cemetery Grounds
Robert Hemphill Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Boyce Moneyhan, November 5, 2011
9. Robert Hemphill Grave Marker
 
 
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