Captian James Tate led his men in the Battle of Cowpens. At the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (NC), a British victory, he was killed in action. He is buried in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina.
Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. Volume II, K-Z
This record shows that Captain Tate served as a Liet. at the fall of Charleston, and was killed at Guilford Courthouse in 1781.
1778. Capt. James Tate's Company in service at Lewisburg, now Greenbrier County, 133
1780. Capt. James Tate's Company at the Battle of Cowpens [17 Jan 1781], 63, 75, 118.
1781. Capt. James Tate's Company at the Battle of Guilford, Tate was killed and some of his
men prisoners, 107.
1778. Capt. James Tate's Company at Fort Savannah for one month, 133.
From the volume:
VIRGINIA MILITIA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
BY J. T. McALLISTER