Even casual students of the American Revolution are familiar with the name Banastre Tarleton. Images of a dashing young British cavalryman leading a band of green-clad Loyalist cavalrymen sweeping through the south until checked and defeated by Daniel Morgan at Cowpens most often come to mind. But while Tarleton’s career did not end in Cowpens it also didn’t start in the south either. Join us as we discuss the early career of Britain’s most famous cavalryman of the war and the actions fought in Westchester by his corps, the British Legion.
Todd Braisted is an author and Fellow in the Company of Military Historians, specializing in the study of Loyalists. A former president of the Bergen County Historical Society and the Brigade of the American Revolution, he currently serves on the New Jersey 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution Advisory Commission as well as an advisor to Crossroads of the American Revolution.
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