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The Daily Dispatch: March 26, 1864., [Electronic resource], Two extracts from revolutionary History. (search)
y, in the presence of all the officers. N B.--The women to attend all punishments. The following extracts from Tarleton's Campaigns (p. 290) relates to the last official duty performed by Lord Cornwallis within our borders, and is in keeping with all we know of his previous course. Tarleton was always spoken of as "the cruel" and frequently "the bloody Tarleton;" most unjustly, however, if the mildest modern Northern Generals in the departments of Virginia and North Carolina be selectirections, and marching upwards of 600 miles: On the arrival of some country people, Earl Cornwallis directed Lt. Col. Tarleton to dismount his dragoons and mounted infantry, and to form them into a rank entire, for the convenient inspection ory the discipline and justice of the British General. This example was rendered more imposing by the fact, that Col. Tarleton's legion had advanced four miles beyond Halifax, when the miscreants were detected, and the legion required to return