Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Museum of the American Revolution

Exhibit Sneak Peek: The War in the South
Come face-to-face with life-size figures on horseback of Banastre Tarleton’s Loyalists Dragoons, a loyalist corps, composed of Americans who sided with the king against Congress.
Even amidst the horrors of the Southern war, Tarleton’s corps had a particular reputation for cruelty and mercilessness. Though these stories were sometimes exaggerated, the British Legion came to symbolize the extreme violence of war in the region. Despite their reputation for mercilessness, Tarleton’s British Legion struggled with politics like many Southerners. Many of them were “soft loyalists,” or American Continentals captured at the Siege of Charleston, and forced to fight for the King.
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