The Battle of Waxhaws
also known as
Below are pictures taken at the sight of this battle in the Spring of 2013
Fern K. Buford Walker
Jerry L. Walker
I am the ggg Granddaughter of the principal player in this controversial battle. Colonel Abraham Buford is one of my six DAR Patriots.
It is interesting to note that Bannister Tarleton died on the 25th of January 1833 and my gggGrandfather died on the 30th of June in 1833.
Abraham was one of six brothers who fought in the Revolutionary War. They are the sons of John and Judith Early Beauford/Buford. They are; James, William, Henry, Simeon and John Thomas who was the only son to die in the Revolutionary War. He died on the 10th of October, 1774 at the battle of Point Pleasant at the mouth of the Kanawha River against the Shawnee Chief, Cornstalk. The American Patriots in this battle, known as the first battle of the American Revolution, was led by Colonel Andrew Lewis.
To the right and behind this monument is an unmarked grave -
there are quite a few like this.
Top left insert:
350 Virginia Continentals of the 3rd Provisional Regiment
40 Virginia Light Dragoons
two 6 pounder guns and crews
Bottom left insert:
130 British Legion Cavalrymen
100 Mounted Legion Infantrymen
a 40 man detachment of the 17th Light Dragoons
a 3 pounder field gun and crew
*Known as the "Waxhaws Massacre" to the Americans it, along with his cruel treatment of the populace, cemented Tarleton's image as a heartless commander. Through the remainder of 1780, Tarleton's men pillaged the countryside instilling fear and earning him the nicknames "Bloody Ban" and "Butcher."
* taken from: http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/army/p/tarleton.htm
BUFORD Families in America Book 2005
Addendum to Buford Book 2005
Simeon R. Buford
John Quincy Adams Buford
And my ALL-TIME favorite ~ TRIVIA
~~~Clouds by Torie~~~