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

Buford's Massacre

May 29, 1780

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. Buford's Massacre Marker
Inscription. On this site, Col. Abraham Buford's force of about 350 American patriots, while returning to Hillsborough, N.C., following the fall of Charles Town, were overtaken by British troops commanded by Col. Banastre Tarelton, it is historically told that the patriots white flag of surrender was disregarded as Tarelton's forces massacred the Americans. 113 patriots killed and buried here in mass graves, 150 wounded, most of whom died within a few days, 53 captured, and only a few escaped on horse back from this battle came the war cry "Remember Tarelton's Quarter." This monument is dedicated to the honored memory of the men who fought and died for our independence. This 29th day of May 2005, the 225th anniversary of the battle.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 34° 44.508′ N, 80° 37.566′ W. Marker is near Buford, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Rocky River Road 0.2 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. Battle of the Waxhaws: Massacre or Myth? (here, next to this marker); Buford's Defeat (a few steps
Buford's Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
2. Buford's Massacre Monument
from this marker); Buford Battleground (a few steps from this marker); Disaster in South Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Buford Monument (a few steps from this marker); Memorials and Archaeology (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
 
Buford's Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
3. Buford's Massacre Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,985 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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