Buford Battleground

Buford Battleground (HMFTU)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.514', W 80° 37.566'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1955
Placed ByWaxhaw Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lancaster County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 534225 N 3844485
Decimal Degrees34.74190000, -80.62610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.514', W 80° 37.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 30.84" N, 80° 37' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 262 Rocky River Rd, Lancaster SC 29720, US
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