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Near Buford in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Buford's Bloody Battleground

 
 
Buford's Bloody Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
1. Buford's Bloody Battleground Marker
Inscription. Col. Buford's 11th Virginia Regiment and a detachment of Washington's Cavalry, retreating after the fall of Charles Town, were attacked by Col. Tarelton, May 29, 1780, at the site of the monument 955 feet southwest. The American loss was 113 killed, 150 wounded, 53 made prisoner; the British, 5 killed, 14 wounded. In that grave lie many of Col. Buford's men.
 
Erected 1941 by Lancaster County. (Marker Number 29-2.)
 
Location. 34° 44.648′ N, 80° 37.566′ W. Marker is near Buford, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Pageland Highway (State Highway 9) and Rocky River Road (State Highway 522), on the right when traveling east on Pageland Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorials and Archaeology (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Disaster in South Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buford Battleground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buford's Defeat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of the Waxhaws: Massacre or Myth?
Buford's Bloody Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
2. Buford's Bloody Battleground Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Buford's Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buford Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Craig House (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Waxhaws / Buford's Massacre. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. The complete text of the National Register of Historic Places nomination. (Submitted on November 2, 2009.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Buford's Bloody Battleground Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
3. Buford's Bloody Battleground Monument
Original 1860 Monument, now illegible.
This side reads:
Nearly the entire command of Col. Buford was either killed or wounded, 84 gallant soldiers are buried in this grave. They left their homes for the relief of Charleston, but hearing at Camden of the surrender of that city, were returning. Here their lives were ended in the service of their country.
Buford's Bloody Battleground Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
4. Buford's Bloody Battleground Monument
A two-foot wall of white rocks surrounds the common grave of 84 of the patriots killed in the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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