May 29, 1780On 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.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 534225 N 3844473|
|Decimal Degrees||34.74180000, -80.62610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 44.508', W 80° 37.566'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 44' 30.48" N, 80° 37' 33.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 262 Rocky River Rd, Lancaster SC 29720, US|
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