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Battle of Fishing Creek - Tarleton, a British Hero

Battle of Fishing Creek-Tarleton, a British Hero

On the 18th of August, 1780, patriots suffered another significant defeat in the South. According to the National Park Service:

Led by Banastre Tarleton, 350 Loyalists locate an American force commanded by General Thomas Sumter about 40 miles from Camden. Tarleton catches the Americans totally unprepared killing 150, capturing 300, and freeing 100 British prisoners. British losses are 16 killed.  This battle makes Tarleton, in British eyes, a national hero.

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Media Credits

Images, U.S. National Archives. 

Information, National Park Service - The American Revolution web site.

 

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