Lt Col Banastre Tarleton, British Legion. Successful during the Revolutionary War, in both the Northern and Southern Campaigns.It was in the Waxhaws that Tarleton came to symbolize British cruelty in the Revolutionary War. In the Waxhaws Tarleton was seen as a "butcher" when , it was said, America forces under Buford laid down their arms in an attempt to surrender yet the British continued their assault and his reputation grew."Tarleton's quarter", in effect, came to mean "no quarter''.
"Portrait of an Officer of the 15th Regiment of Dragoons" by Tilly Kettle (1768) at the National Army Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "The battle honour 'Emsdorf', seen on the front of this officer's helmet, was the first ever to be awarded to a British regiment....The battle honour was awarded for the regiment's part in the victory at the Battle of Emsdorf (1760) during the Seven Years War (1756-1763)."