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Waxhaws Battlefield

Buford's massacre

The Buford Battle Ground Monument, 9 miles east of Lancaster, South Carolina, identifies the location of the 1780 massacre of over 113 Continental soldiers by British-led Loyalist cavalry.  A small park with some interpretive waysides and two monuments marks the mass graves of the men who were killed there.

Waxhaws Battlefield: What's Nearby

Lancaster, SC
Rev War  |  Battlefield
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Kings Mountain Battlefield
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South Carolina State House
Columbia, SC
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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum
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Civil War  |  Museum
South Carolina State Museum
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Civil War  |  Cemetery
Florence National Cemetery
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Dr. Josephus W. Hall House
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Rowan Museum
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Preservation

Help Restore Battlefields South Mountain, Cedar Creek, First Deep Bottom, Waxhaws and Richmond.

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The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 51 acres at Waxhaws Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Lancaster, SC | May 29, 1780
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties
333
American
316
British
17