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Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754–1833), Sir Joshua Reynolds, National Portrait Gallery

Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754–1833), Sir Joshua Reynolds, National Portrait Gallery

William Hogarth - David Garrick as Richard III - Google Art Project.jpg

William Hogarth - David Garrick as Richard III - Google Art Project.jpg

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''.

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''.

1779 - A beautiful fine portrait of John Mortlock of Cambridge and Abington Hall Great Abington Cambridgeshire - by John Downman

1779 - A beautiful fine portrait of John Mortlock of Cambridge and Abington Hall Great Abington Cambridgeshire - by John Downman

"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)."

"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)."

Pictures Really Don't Do It Justice

Pictures Really Don’t Do It Justice

The American Soldier H Charles McBarron.  Southern states officer, artilleryman and soldier, 1782.

The American Soldier H Charles McBarron. Southern states officer, artilleryman and soldier, 1782.

Allan Ramsay ,Portrait of Lieutenant John Abercrombie (d.1758)

Allan Ramsay ,Portrait of Lieutenant John Abercrombie (d.1758)

British; Colonel Edward Cornwallis of the 24th Regt. of Foot by Sir George Chalmers, 1755.

British; Colonel Edward Cornwallis of the 24th Regt. of Foot by Sir George Chalmers, 1755.

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