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Re: (TFT) Re: Stuff
James Eckman writes:
> Haven't seen it yet, but according to Barbara Tuchman, Tarleton
> was a real nice guy. Other than minor offenses like, massacres
> of surrendering troops, destruction of private homes, properties
> and crops, and the arrest of civilians taken off to prison hulks
> were many died.
Well, he wasn't called "The Butcher" for nothing.
There's a micro that covers Tarleton's defeat (at Cowpens?) called
"Morgan's Rifles". I haven't had a chance to play it yet but it
looks representative of the battle.
Gibson's characater in the film is a rollup of three men: Daniel
Morgan, Nathaniel Greene and Francis Marion. Francis Marion, aka
"The Swamp Fox", is an interesting character. He was a master of
guerilla warfare, using the South Carolina swamps to cover his
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