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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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