Jordan GrahamMr. BorreroEnglish 1102February 22, 2012Historical Inquiry PaperThe Americans had been fighting with the British army and their loyalists for 4 years
.What started as a Patriot rebellion to the tax laws passed by Britain was now advanced into afull-fledged war. The Americans wanted independence, and the Crown wanted ownership.Through countless skirmishes and battles across the colonies, Britain had lost just as many menas America.
But the redcoats weren‟t worried about losing, according to Anne Todd, “King
George III was not worried about the continental army,
Todd, 18). After back and forth battlesin the north, Sir Henry Clinton ordered his army to travel to the south, in hope of new energy togain control over the war. On the other side of the war, the Patriots were not so confident. They
were scarce on supply, and many of soldiers weren‟t getting paid on time. Some soldiers were
dying of starvation, some were running away; even out of the soldiers and Patriots that were still
fighting, many were short on guns and ammunition. The war wasn‟t looking so good for George
Washington, and the army was at its weakest, but Washington ordered his army to push into thesouth to keep fighting.On May 29
, 1780, the continental army faced their first battle in the south. Manythought this would be the turn-around point in the war for the Americans because the Britishcame armed with mostly untrained loyalists, but the aftermath was not American-favored.
Overhalf of the Patriots were on the ground, dead or wounded, and the American General AbrahamBuford was among them, personally slayed by General Banastre Tarleton, also known as
ught like the Tasmanian devil,
(The War Heads South), says a historianfrom a documentary on the massacre. Tarleton rode off into to the backcountry after a full out