Biographical Sketch of Colonel Tarleton

Colonel Banastre Tarleton Was Born In Liverpool, England, On The 21st Of August, 1754. He Commenced The Study Of The Law, But When The War In America Broke Out He Entered The British Army And Came To This Country With Lord Cornwallis. He Served With That Officer In All His Campaigns In The South, And By His Daring Intrepedity, And Indomitable Energy, Greatly Contributed To The Success Of The British Arms At Camden. He Possessed A Sanguinary Disposition, As Was Exhibited In The Cruel Massacre Of Col. Buford’s Regiment At The Waxhaws. In Tracing His History In America, We Look In Vain For Any Redeeming Traits In His Character. The Ardor Of His Temper And Military Ambition Received A Severe Check At The Battle Of The “Cowpens” On The 17th Of January, 1781. The Capitulation Of The British Army At Yorktown, Closed His Military Services In America. On His Return To England, He Received, As Might Be Expected, Numerous Honors.

In 1798, He Married The Daughter Of The Duke Of Ancaster. He Died On The 25th Of January, 1833, In The Seventy-Ninth Year Of His Age, “Without” Issue, And “Without” Any Lingering Affection Of The American People.

MLA Source Citation:

Hunter, C. L. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical. 1877. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 4th, 2012



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