The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

Waxhaws: Blood in the Backcountry

Special | 7m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

On May 29, 1780, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion caught up with Colonel Abraham Buford’s army at a place called “The Waxhaws” in the Catawba River valley, located four miles south of the North Carolina border. Over in fifteen minutes and with 113 Americans dead on the field, this massacre became the first major battle of the Southern Campaign.

Aired: 05/18/17

Rating: NR

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