American Revolution Podcast

ARP251 Waxhaws Massacre

July 24, 2022

Colonel Banastre Tarleton slaughters a group of escaping Continentals at Waxhaw.  General Clinton's edict that all colonists must join loyalist militias convinces many paroled men to rally to patriot units commanded by leaders such as Thomas Sumter and Francis Marion.  Patriots attack and massacre a loyalist regiment commanded by Christian Huck.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution, by John Oller (borrow on

Online Recommendation of the Week: Weems, Mason L. Life of Gen'l Francis Marion, (originally published 1809): 

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