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British Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Banastre Tarleton Born: August 21, 1754; Liverpool, England
Died: January 16, 1833;

Battles: Fort Sullivan, Monck's Corner, Siege of Charleston, Waxhaws, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse



1754
August 21 - Banastre Tarleton is born in Liverpool, England.

1775
April 20 - Banastre Tarleton purchases the commission of Cornet in the Green Dragoons 1st Reg.
- Banastre Tarleton volunteers for duty in America.

1776
June 28 - Banastre Tarleton is present at the Battle of Fort Sullivan at Charleston, South Carolina.
December 13 - Banastre Tarleton helps capture Maj. General Charles Lee.

1778
January 8 - Banastre Tarleton is promoted to Captain.
January 20 - Banastre Tarleton nearly captures Captain Henry Lee,
August - Banastre Tarleton is promoted to Lt. Colonel and put in command of the British Legion.

1779
July 2 - Banastre Tarleton raids Poundridge, New York.
December 26 - Banastre Tarleton sails south on Lt. General Henry Clinton's Southern Expedition.

1780
February - Banastre Tarleton is put ashore north of Savannah, Georgia.
March 23 - Banastre Tarleton scatters rebel militia at Bee's Plantation.
March 26 - Banastre Tarleton skirmishes with Lt. Colonel William Washington.
April 12 - Banastre Tarleton is ordered by Lt. General Henry Clinton to secure Monck's Corner.
April 14 - Banastre Tarleton defeats General Issac Huger at the Battle of Monck's Corner.
May 7 - Banastre Tarleton defeats Colonel Anthony White at Lenud's Ferry, South Carolina.
May 27 - Banastre Tarleton sets out from Nelson's Ferry in pursuit of Colonel Abraham Buford.
May 29 - Banastre Tarleton defeats Colonel Abraham Buford at the Battle of Waxhaws.
August 16 - Banastre Tarleton is present at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.
August 18 - Banastre Tarleton defeats Thomas Sumter at Fishing Creek, South Carolina.
September - Banastre Tarleton is bed-ridden with malaria.
November 5 - Banastre Tarleton begins patrolling the Santee River in pursuit of Francis Marion.
November 14 - Banastre Tarleton sets out in pursuit of Thomas Sumter.
November 19 - Thomas Sumter learns of Banastre Tarleton's pursuit.
November 20 - Banastre Tarleton is defeated by Thomas Sumter at Blackstocks' South Carolina.








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