Improvements continue to enhance the site
The first one shows the new kiosk that we recently installed in front of the mass grave site which tells the history of the memorial obelisk that was erected in 1860 and also the history of the Buford Battle Flag.
The second picture was taken earlier this month and shows
the removed fence line and brush that was North of the Memorial Park and where we will hopefully install the split rail fence later this year.
The third photo shows the new wall with the landscaping starting to bloom looking toward the mass grave site.
The fourth and last photo shows the beauty of the Buford Massacre wall as seen from River Road.
Liberty Tree planted on site
Good Afternoon Everyone, Just wanted to let you all know that this morning, Jim Abel, and I along with David Reuwer of the South Carolina Battlefield Trust planted a Tulip Poplar tree at the Battlefield. This tree is a cutting from the last Liberty Tree that was remaining from the Revolutionary War. It fell in a hurricane in 1999 in Annapolis, Maryland. The tree which is about 8 feet tall was planted in a place of prominence at the front of and to the right of the Memorial Wall as you enter the circle driveway. The tree was donated to us by the SC Battlefield Preservation Trust and we are so proud and grateful to have received such a wonderful gift in remembrance of our patriot forefathers
Mission of the Friends of the Buford Massacre Battleground
It is the mission of the Friends of the Buford Massacre Battlefield is to promote, preserve and improve this battlefield memorial; to provide an educational experience so that the memory of these fallen heroes and their supreme sacrifice is not forgotten nor the significance of this battle denied its place in history.
Any monies raised by this organization, a non-profit corporation registered with the state of South Carolina, will be used to pay for the improvements, maintenance and enrichment of educational experience of the battlefield. All purchases or donations can be treated as a tax deductible donation.
Click on the tab How to Support to learn of ways to support this cause.
Children of the American Revolution presented the Friends with a check for $5,070. This past year Joseph Smith the President of the SCCAR chose as his project to fund raise for the Buford Battlefield as his state project. The check was the culmination of the groups efforts. We will definitely use the funds to make further improvements at the site. Our thanks to all of the members of the SCCAR for their outstanding support. To view a video of the presentation click this link.
Board of Directors