Battle: Sudden, Violent, and Mysterious

The community of Buford, S.C. made Revolutionary War History on May 29, 1780. One of the popular roads over 225 years ago was the Great Waxhaw Road. Military troops traveled up and down this road frequently. Such was the case for Colonel Abraham Buford and his continental army which was composed of men primarily from Petersburg, Virginia. Colonel Buford’s troops had left Camden, S.C. and were ordered to head back toward Salisbury,N.C. They spent time in Camden gathering up necessary supplies and loading up wagons with artillery gear in preparation for battle.  Afterwards, Buford’s troops, about 300 strong, were back on the road making their way toward Salisbury.



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