|Col Abraham Buford|
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Added by: Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
|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 of May, 1780 between Col. Abraham Buford who commanded a regiment of 350 Virginians and Col. Tarelton of the British Army with 350 cavalry and a like number of infantry.|
Nearly the entire command of Col. Buford were either killed or wounded. Gallant soldiers are buried in this grave that left their homes for the relief of Charleston, hearing at Camden of the surrender of that city were returning. Here their lives were ended in the service of their country.
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 war cry "Remember Tarleton's Quarters" a British historian confesses at this battle the virtue of humanity was totally forgot.
Abraham is not buried here...He is buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown (Scott County), Kentucky
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