Waxhaws, Battle of the

May 29, 1780


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  • Title Waxhaws, Battle of the
  • Coverage May 29, 1780
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  • Keywords also known as Buford’s Massacre, Colonel Abraham Buford’s patriot force of 350 to 400 Virginians, Colonel Banastre Tarleton pursued him with a force of about 250 to 300 British regulars and Loyalists made up of cavalry, mounted infantry, and dragoons, Most Americans considered Buford’s defeat a massacre rather than a battle,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date July 22, 2024
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  • Date of Last Update August 26, 2022
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