A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America

TARLETON, Lieutenant-Colonel [Banastre].
London: T. Cadell, 1787. Illustrated with large folding map, "Marches of Lord Cornwallis" with hand coloured routes of troop movements (expertly repaired diagonal tear); the Battle plans of Camden, Guildford and York with hand coloured positions of the various parties, the Siege of Charlestown being the only un-embellished plan, all folding and all in fine, crisp, clean condition.
First edition, with errata page. vii, [1]- 518, ii. With the two pages of publisher's advertisements.
Large quarto (10-7/8 x 8-3/8 inches) , expertly rebacked preserving original spine strip, full original tree calf, marbled endpapers, top edges stained dark, others stained yellow. Slight rubbing of edges, else fine.

Tarleton, infamous for his brutal tactics, was commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, and served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. His is one of the principal British accounts of the revolution. Tarleton's use of original documents sets this narrative apart, many of which are included as notes following the chapters.
Tarleton served under Cornwallis and one of his primary missions was the capture of Charleston in 1780. He was highly critical of Cornwallis and the British High Command. He attributed his defeat at Cowpens to lack of co-operation from Cornwallis. [Howes T37, "b". Church 1224. Clark I: 317. Sabin 94397].

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