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The "Legend of the Headless Horseman" begins in Sleepy Hollow, New York, during the American Revolutionary War. Traditional folklore holds that the Horseman was a Hessian trooper soldier who was killed during the a battle in 1776. He was decapitated by an American cannonball.

In 1801, he arose as the latest wielder of the Spirit of Vengeance. He was headless holding a flaming skull.[1]




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