Buford Monument

Buford Monument (HM1CVT)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.501', W 80° 37.575'

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(South Face of 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 May 1780 between Col. Abraham Buford who commanded a regiment of 350 Virginians and Col. Tarleton of the British Army with 350 Cavalry and a like number of Infantry.

(East Face of Monument)
Nearly the entire command of Col. Buford was either killed or wounded, 84 gallant soldiers are buried in this grave. They left their homes for the relief of Charleston, but hearing at Camden of the surrender of that city, were returning. Here their lives were ended in the service of their country.

(North Face of Monument)
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 American war cry, "Remember Tarleton's Quarter." A British historian confesses at this battle "The virtue of humanity was totally forgot."
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HM NumberHM1CVT
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Year Placed1860
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 534212 N 3844460
Decimal Degrees34.74168333, -80.62625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.501', W 80° 37.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 30.06" N, 80° 37' 34.50" 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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