Tomorrow, May 29th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Waxhaws, which took place on May 29th, 1780 near Lancaster, South Carolina.
Never forget that much printed about this battle is false and it has been portrayed as having been a “massacre”. The Loyalist forces were extremely outnumbered (only around 150 men). Half of the rebel forces were paroled and their wounded were tended to before Loyalist wounded at the behest of Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre Tarleton, who is unfairly portrayed as having been a “butcher”.
On May 29th, 2013, we honour the memory of those who lost their lives in this battle, as well as those few historians, both living and deceased who seek to tell the true story of this battle.
For more information on the Battle of Waxhaws visit: http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/britlegn/bllet3.htm