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Banastre Tarleton
b.21 Aug 1754
d.15 Jan 1833
  1. Banastre Tarleton1754 - 1833
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Name Banastre Tarleton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Aug 1754
Marriage  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Mary Robinson
Death[1] 15 Jan 1833


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Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (21 August 1754 – 15 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician.

He is today probably best remembered for his military service during the American War of Independence. He became the focal point of a propaganda campaign claiming (without merit) that he had fired upon surrendering Continental Army troops at the Battle of Waxhaws. In a fictional novel The Green Dragoon: The Lives of Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson by Robert D. Bass (published in 1952) he was given the nickname 'Bloody Ban' and 'The Butcher', which has carried over into popular culture as being his nickname of the day, a moniker given to him for rebel propaganda purposes.

He was hailed by the Loyalists and British as an outstanding leader of light cavalry and was praised for his tactical prowess and resolve, even against superior numbers. His green uniform was the standard of the British Legion, a provincial unit organised in New York in 1778. Tarleton was later elected as a Member of Parliament for Liverpool and became a prominent Whig politician. Tarleton's cavalrymen were frequently called 'Tarleton's Raiders'.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Banastre Tarleton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).