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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
ins the army, after a visit to France, bringing a commission from the French government to Washington as lieutenant-general and vice-admiral of France, so that he may be commander-in-chief of the united forces of France and the United States May 11, 1780 Fort Moultrie, S. C., surrendered to Captain Hudson of the British navyMay 6, 1780 Charleston, S. C., capitulatesMay 12, 1780 Massacre of Americans under Colonel Buford at Waxhaw, on the North Carolina border, by British under Tarleton May 29, 1780 General Clinton proclaims South Carolina subject to England June 3, 1780 Battle of Ramsour's Mills, N. C.June 20, 1780 Battle at Springfield, N. J.; General Clinton burns the town June 23, 1780 French army of 6,000 men, under Rochambeau, reaches Newport Harbor, R. I. July 10, 1780 Battle of Rocky Mount, S. C. July 30, 1780 Command in the highlands of the Hudson with West Point given to Gen. Benedict Arnold Aug. 3, 1780 Battle of Hanging Rock, S. C. Aug. 6, 1780 Battle of Camden, S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
nder Colonels Tarleton and Webster, and routed at Monk's Corner......April 14, 1780 Fort Moultrie, weakened reinforcing Charleston, surrenders to Captain Hudson, of the British navy......May 6, 1780 Charleston capitulates......May 12, 1780 British forces under Colonel Tarleton surprise the Americans under Colonel Buford, at Waxhaw on the North Carolina border; the Americans lose 117 killed and 200 taken prisoners, while the British lose but five men killed and twelve wounded......May 29, 1780 Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot, as peace commissioners, by proclamation offer the inhabitants, with a few exceptions, pardon and reinstatement in their rights......June 1, 1780 All paroles to prisoners not taken by capitulation and not in confinement at the surrender of Charleston are declared null and void after June 20, and holders required actively to aid military operations or be treated as rebels......June 3, 1780 Affair at Rocky Mount......July 30, 1780 Battle
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861. an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county, delivered at Winnsboro, S. C., September 1,1888. (search)
objects of odium to the enemy. Hence their meeting-houses were often burnt or destroyed. One of them in Charleston was converted into a horse stable, and in the Waxhaws their minister was insulted and his house and books burnt, and war was declared against all Bibles which contained the Scotch version of the Psalms. Great, says this writer, were the obligations of the American cause to the licentiousness and folly of the British commander. It was amongst these people that on the 29th May, 1780, Tarleton burst like a summer's storm into the Waxhaws settlement and massacred there Bufort's force, which was on its way from Virginia to assist Governor Rutledge in raising the siege of Charleston. Too late to help Charleston they came but to their own destruction. One hundred and thirteen were killed and one hundred and fifty wounded. The wounded were abandoned to the care of the people in the neighborhood, and the old Waxhaws meeting-house was converted into a hospital. There Est
leful war was openly and wantonly spilt, publicly observe this day, let not us their fellow-sufferers be unmindful of calling to remembrance what we then saw and felt, and still hope in our Great Deliverer. The restraints he then laid upon the rage of our barbarous enemies causes us to hope that the remainder thereof he will restrain, and ordain peace to us. Amen. In 1779, a committee was chosen to examine the war treasurer's and collector's accounts. See data under 1778. 1780 May 29, 1780, Samuel Whittemore, Jr., was chosen war treasurer In this year the following notice was publicly read in church: Ephraim Frost, Junior, with his Wife, desires to return thanks to Almighty God for his great goodness to her in granting her a safe delivery in childbirth; also desires prayers for perfecting mercies. Isaac. [Isaac, son of Ephraim Frost, Jr., was born Aug. 7, 1780, and baptized Aug. 13, 1780.] On the back of the notice are some of Mr. Cooke's remarks on some public solemnity