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Banastre Tarleton was born August 21, 1754 in Liverpool, England to an upper middle-class family. He studied law at Oxford and joined the military in 1775. He sailed with Lord Cornwallis where the British fleet dropped anchor in the Charleston harbor and attempted to attack the palmetto log fort near Sullivan s Island. The British were not successful at taking the fort and headed north to form ground troops. Three weeks before his 24th birthday, Tarleton was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the British Legion, a military unit composed of infantry and cavalry troops. Tarleton combined the troops to form his own green-jacketed dragoons, a group of mounted infantrymen who rode on horseback into battle and dismounted to fight. Tarleton led a powerful combat team including raids in the upstate and took an active part in battles all over the Carolinas. Swiftly moving his troops from Beaufort to Charleston to Goose Creek and Moncks Corner, the cavalry advanced northward, keeping in motion to gain intelligence of the enemy s design. Bloody Tarleton was perhaps best known for his barbaric actions in killing men even after they surrendered and begged for quarter. Tarleton s quarter, essentially meaning no quarter, became the battle cry of American riflemen.
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Robert D. Bass, born near Scranton, South Carolina was one of the nation's leading scholars of the American revolution in South Carolina. Dr. Bass was a professor at several prestigious colleges and universities across the country. He was honored by the SC Hall of Fame, the American Revolution Round Table and the American Association of State and Local History
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Book Description Sandlapper Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Seller Inventory # G0878440194I3N00
Book Description Sandlapper Press, Inc., Columbia, SC, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Nance Studio (illustrator). No Edition Stated. ISBN: 0878440144 good hard cover with a good mylar covered dust jacket. Blind stamp of previous owner. No price clipping. Novel. Hard cover. shelf B-3. Seller Inventory # HAM286d
Book Description Sandlapper, 1973. Condition: VG / VG. Hardcover in very good dust jacket / The lives of Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson (A). Seller Inventory # 75923
Book Description U.S.A.: Sandlapper Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. The book has a Mylar cover and shows very little wear. No markings spoil the overall presentation. Seller Inventory # ABE-19232766980
Book Description Sandlapper Press, U.S.A., 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. B0007EDLZ0 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall This is a nice clean copy with light wear and the dust jacket has light wear and is in a Mylar type protector. Seller Inventory # 035798