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Sir Banastre Tarleton, Bt
|Nickname(s)||Bloody Ban, the Butcher, the Green Dragoon|
|Born||21 August 1754
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Great Britain
|Died||15 January 1833
Leintwardine, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
|Allegiance|| Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom / British Empire
||United Kingdom Army|
|Years of service||1775–1812|
|Unit||1st Dragoon Guards|
|Commands held||British Legion|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Susan Bertie (m. 1798)
Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (21 August 1754 – 15 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician. Tarleton was eventually ranked as a general years after his service in the colonies during the American Revolutionary War, and afterwards did not lead troops into battle.
Tarleton's cavalrymen were called 'Tarleton's Raiders'. His green uniform was the standard uniform of the British Legion, a provincial unit organised in New York, in 1778. After returning to Great Britain in 1781 at the age of 27, Tarleton was elected a Member of Parliament for Liverpool and returned to office in the early 19th century. As such, Tarleton became a prominent Whig politician. Given the importance of the slave trade to the British shipping industry in Liverpool, Tarleton strongly supported slavery as an economic means.
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