A Student of History

January 6, 2010

Waxhaws Conference coming up in SC

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 9:08 am

“Blood Be Upon Your Head”
Tarleton and Buford at the Waxhaws
February 27, 2010 Lancaster,
South Carolina

Andrew Jackson State Park, Southern Campaigns of the American
Revolution, the American Revolution Association, the Friends of Andrew
Jackson State Park, and the Friends of the Medford Library invite you to
participate in “Blood Be Upon Your Head” – Tarleton and Buford at the
Waxhaws” on February 27, 2010. The conference will be held at the
University of South Carolina-Lancaster with an afternoon tour of
Buford’s battleground. Examine the research and the myths surrounding
this clash between units of British cavalry and American infantry to
understand why scholars have been debating about this battle for 230

Presenters include Todd Braisted of The On-Line Institute for Advanced
Loyalist Studies, Dr. Jim Piecuch of Kennesaw State University as well
as David McKissack and Scott Miskimon who are both well-versed in the
history of the Virginia Continental Line. Lee McGee will present on the
tactics and training of Revolutionary War era cavalry and Bill Anderson
will map the daily movements of the troops involved. Archaeologist
Scott Butler will lead the battlefield tour to explain the archeology of
the battleground.

The registration fees are $50 per person and $85 per couple. The
deadline for registration is February 1, 2010. For those who do not
register before the deadline, the rates increase to $65 per person and
$120 per couple. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the conference will
begin at 9:00 am in the Bradley Building on the USC-Lancaster Campus.
Lunch will be provided. For more information and preregistration,
contact Andrew Jackson State Park (803) 285-3344 or

Charles B. Baxley
Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution

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