Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Rebel Cavalry in the American Civil war

 There was noboston massacre and no paul revere's ride and the no no nos of what never happened are endless. the Boston massacre most likely resulted in one person being killed but who deserved his lot because the garrisoin in Boston had been provoked by the  townsfolk for weeks beyond all imagination.It all started when the townsfolk were milling around the Kings soldiers
  A mulatto of herculean size, called Crispin Attucks was crying, ‘Let us strike at the root; let us fall on the nest! The Main Guard, the Main Guard!’  
The soldiers coolly loaded their firelocks and fixed bayonets, while the mob, unintimidated, closed in on them. The mob beat at the bayonets and muskets with clubs, shouting, ‘Knock ‘em over; kill ‘em!’ The mulatto aimed a blow at Preston which though it only fell on his arm knocked over a musket, the bayonet of which the mulatto now seized.
 At the same moment there was a confused shout from behind the captain,’ Why don’t you fire?’ Private Montgomery, whose rifle bayonet had been grabbed by Attucks, and who had fallen down, rose to his feet once again in possession of his musket and fired.  Attucks fell dead.  Five or six more shots were fired. Three persons were killed and five wounded, some only slightly. The mob instantly retreated, leaving their dead and wounded on the ground although they soon returned to carry them off."
The truth (maybe) is that only one person was killed that being Attucks ;the whole point of it all is this that it started with a lie and finished with a lie, the last lie was that the British colonists had won a war over their masters.
 iThe lies of the British colonists also turned a stubblebum into a hero (Washington) and a great cavalry leader into a Nazi type henchman, Mel gibson went along for the ride and so do millions of schoolkids in america as regards what their stubblebum teachers teach them in school.
The great tarleton is today probably best remembered for his military service during the American War . He became the focal point of a propaganda campaign claiming that he had fired upon surrendering Continental Army troops at the Battle of Waxhaws. In a publication The Green Dragoon: The Lives of Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson by Robert D. Bass (published in 1952) he was given the nickname "Bloody Ban" and The Butcher, which has carried over into popular culture as being his nickname of the day.

He was hailed by the Loyalists and British as an outstanding leader of light cavalry, and was praised for his tactical prowess and resolve, even against superior numbers. His green uniform was the standard of the British Legion, a provincial unit organised inNew York in 1778. Tarleton was later elected as a M.P for Liverpool , a prominent politician. Tarleton's cavalrymen were frequently called "Tarleton's Raiders"

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