Near Buford in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
In order that all may continue to share the sentiments of that group of patriotic citizens of Lancaster County who erected a monument here on June 2, 1860 the inscriptions of this memorial are the same as those on the original monument.
Erected to the memory and in honor of the brave and patriotic American soldiers who fell in the battle which occurred at this place on the 29th of May, 1780 between Col. Abraham Buford who commanded a regiment of 350 Virginians and Col. Tarelton of the British Army with 350 cavalry and a like number of infantry.
Nearly the entire command of Col. Buford were either killed or wounded. Gallant soldiers are buried in this grave that left their homes for the relief of Charleston, hearing at Camden of the surrender of that city were returning. Here their lives were ended in the service of their country.
The cruelty and barbarous massacre committed on this occasion by Tarleton and his command after the surrender of Col. Buford and his regiment originated the war cry "Remember Tarleton's Quarters" a British historian confesses at this battle the virtue of humanity was totally forgot.
Erected 1955 by Waxhaw Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lancaster County
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 44.514′ N, 80° 37.566′ W. Marker is near Buford, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Rocky River Road 0.1 miles south of Pageland Highway, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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. Buford's Defeat (here, next to this marker); Disaster in South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Battle of the Waxhaws: Massacre or Myth? (here, next to this marker); Buford's Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Memorials and Archaeology (within shouting distance of this marker); Buford Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Buford's Bloody Battleground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Craig House (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buford.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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