U.S. Revolutionary War

In June 1781, the commander of the British forces invading Virginia, Lt. Gen. Charles, Lord Cornwallis, hit upon a plan he thought would help knock Virginia out of the war and cripple Patriot military efforts in the South. While he moved his main army west from the Richmond area to destroy rebel supply depots in the James River Valley, he ordered his young, hard-hitting cavalry commander, Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, to make a lightning-quick mounted raid on Charlottesville, where the Virginia legislature was meeting.

Apr 8, 2017
John R. Maass
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