The Silver Whistle:
Doc M's grand collection of 18th century history, 19th century literature, Crimean War journals,
film reviews, and other goodies, both serious and silly. Highly informative
and tons of fun.
The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies:
This is a huge site providing
excellent information on all sorts of Loyalist-related topics,
and is well worth exploring. To find the British Legion, click on
"Military", then "List of Regiments" on the navigation bar.
Buried History of the American Revolution:
A site focused on the causes and consequences of the American Revolution from the point of
view of the "Good Americans," i.e. Loyalists. Also provides a road on to some interesting and
The Canadian Military Heritage Project:
They have a large section on Loyalist regiments from the American Revolution.
Last time I checked, the British Legion section was empty, but I assume the
site is constantly growing.
Sir Henry Clinton Collection:
The William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, owns Sir Henry
Clinton's correspondence from the RevWar period. Nothing directly relating to
Ban Tarleton is on-line, but some of John André's correspondence
with Benedict Arnold is shown in facsimile.
General Revolutionary War Links
An elaborate general site filled with Revolutionary War history, including an
amazing list of links to other sites. No matter what you're looking for, it will be here somewhere!
Battle of Camden Project:
A research project with the aim of collecting all historic data on the Battle of Camden. There's
also a mailing list for exchanging data. Tons of information already.
South Carolina Historical Society:
This site features transcriptions of several hundred RevWar documents,
including samples of Tarleton's correspondence with Lord Cornwallis, Sir Henry
Clinton, Abraham Buford and others.
The 35th Foot Project:
A new and growing history of the 35th Foot and things of general historical
interest. Interesting stuff!
Documents available on-line:
Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution: Charles B. Baxley of Historic Camden
publishes a newletter on the Southern Campaign which is available online. Vol. 1, #2
focuses on the Battle of Waxhaws, and includes a copy of Jim Piecuch's excellent paper on the
battle, which was originally presented at the 2002 Tarleton Symposium.
Making of America is University of Michigan's online text archive relating to U.S. History.
It includes a number of interesting texts ranging from Simms' Life of Nathanael
Greene to Henry Peterson's
Pemberton to Watson's
Annals of Philadelphia.
A paper on Legion settlement in Nova Scotia by Canadian historian Thomas H.
Raddall. This is part of the
Mersey Heritage Society site, which also includes an interesting page on
the archaeological investigation of the
Legion settlement and other goodies. Their site moved last
year, and Craig is currently in the middle of reorganizing and redesigning it
at its new URL.
Prinny's Set is an introduction to the future George IV, and his wild and
scandalous set of hangers on.
A Celebration of Women Writers is a wonderful find for any
bibliophile. Their information on Mary Darby Robinson, Banastre's long-time
lover, including her memoirs and a selection of her poetry, can be accessed
directly through her
Another biography of Mary Robinson will be found at
you search under "One Person" and follow the obvious. Their set-up doesn't lend itself to direct
And there's an extensive Robinson bibliography
Where to get stuff:
Kenneth J. Spirduso has done a modern portrait print of Tarleton. Check out his
website, then follow the links through Enter > Paintings > Historical.
That'll get you into a slide show. Assuming they always run in the same order, Tarleton's is the
third one along. The website lists it as "Coming Soon", but since it was pointed out to me by
someone who bought a copy (at Lord Nelson's Gallery in Gettysburg, PA), this must be out of
These folks have reprinted editions of The Green Dragoon and other books by
Robert Bass, as well as other volumes relating to the war.
The Bookstore at Cowpens:
In addition to many books and other goodies, they have "Bicentennial
Portfolios" (item #2-0425), a series of art prints by Robert Wilson. One
of the five paintings is a fine speculative portrait of Banastre. (Pictured,
right.) This link goes to their main page, since they've moved their direct bookstore link a couple
The Public Records Office in Kew houses the Cornwallis Papers, and many other
documents relating to the 18th century. Copies can be ordered over the Net (though they're
searchable catalog provides quick overviews of thousands of documents.
Heritage Books, Inc.:
The publisher of Anthony Scotti's Brutal Virtue, Stephen
Haller's biography of William Washington and other books of interest.
A private publishing house specializing in RevWar cavalry activities, rebel,
loyalist and British alike. John has started his own
website, and I've got a brief review.
Art Renewal Center:
This is a marvelous site dedicated to the revival of representational art, including 18th century
portrait painters like Sir Joshua Reynolds. They offer photo prints of hundreds of paintings,
including Ban's portrait (which is, unfortunately, a rather ratty scan -- but some of the others they
have are gorgeous.) It's well worth checking out for anyone who loves 17th to 19th century art!
The Art of Werner Willis:
North Carolina artist Werner Willis has produced a number of paintings and
portrait prints relating to the Southern Campaign. So far he doesn't have his own website, so
he's okay-ed me putting up a little mini-gallery of his works, and a contact address.
(see illo) and
Conte have new figures of Ban Tarleton. Bizarrely, the one from Conte is part of their
The Patriot line.
Among the many offerings on this extensive site are lead miniatures for the
Legion and other 18th Century units. From the main page, locate "Wargames
Figures", then "18th Century". Last time I checked, both
"Front Rank" and "Old Glory" lines carried British RevWar
figures, including the Legion.
Another company producing lead miniatures of RevWar figures, including British
units and the Legion.
The General Tarleton Inn:
This Yorkshire inn was founded by a soldier who served under Banastre
later in his career. It is regularly listed as having one of the best
restaurants in Britain. The site includes a history of the inn.
Norfolk is one of the great country seats of England. This is where Susan Bertie grew up, and
where she first met Ban Tarleton. What a spectacular place!
Tour UK also has a write-up with pictures.
Who's Whistling in Charleston?
Mary Robinson's ghost is dead and well, and haunting Charleston, S.C. Well,
okay, her boyfriend is, anyway. It must be true, I read it on the Internet!
Just goes to show you how far a tale can evolve in just a few generations.
The Banastre Tarleton Band:
An American musical group with a theme we can relate to. CDs, performance
listings, band biographies and more. And Ban's current band is named
"Oatmeal for the Foxhounds!"
The Web Wargamer:
This on-line magazine features a RevWar cavalry gaming system based on the
Those Despicable Deadbeats:
A hilarious article on the tavern bills Banastre and other British officers
left behind them when they left Long Island. Not a good reflection on his
fiscal responsibility -- but, hey, we already know that he lived by the
principle of "I can't possibly be out of money, I have cheques left."