Program about Waxhaws Battle presented to Wiregrass members

by | June 25, 2019 4:14 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Thursday, June 13.

With President Wilder Smith Jr. presiding, there were 13 members and three guests in attendance. The program for the evening presented by President Smith was entitled “Battle of Waxhaws.”

The Battle of Waxhaws (also known as the Waxhaws, Waxhaw Massacre, and Buford’s Massacre) took place during the Revolutionary War on May 29, 1780 near Lancaster, South Carolina between a continental army force led by Abraham Buford and a mainly Loyalist force led by British officer Banastre Tarleton. 

As part of the presentation, a short eight-minute video regarding that battle was shown. It was furnished by the National Park Service and the South Carolina Sons of the American Revolution. 

The chapter’s next meeting will be a joint meeting held at New China Restaurant with the Brier Creek Chapter due to the club’s originally-scheduled meeting night falling on July 4.

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