WAXHAW, BATTLE OF,
\wˈakshɔː], \wˈakshɔː], \w_ˈa_k_s_h_ɔː]\
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May 29, 1780. After the capture of Charleston, S. C, detachments of British troops set out to seize strategic points in the interior. One of these, 700 cavalry under Tarleton, pursued a Virginian regiment under Colonel Buford and overtook it at Waxhaw, S. C. Buford and 100 infantry saved themselves by flight. Though the rest sued for quarter, 113 of them were killed on the spot and 150 more were too badly hacked to be moved. Only 53 were taken prisoners.
By John Franklin Jameson