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MACKENZIE, Roderick
Strictures on Lt. Col. Tarleton's History of the Campaigns of 1780 AND 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. To which is added a Detail of the Siege of Ninety Six and the Re-capture of the Island of New Providence [By Lieut. Hatton]
London: Printed for the Author, printed by R. Jameson and sold by R. Faulder, 1787. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo (8.5" x 5 1/4", vi, frontispiece image of Tarleton, 186pp. New leather binding with marble paper covers and end papers. Very good+ to fine. No half title. Mackenzie is very critical of Tarleton's History, stating that facts were withheld or altered to fit the narrative. British Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton is best remembered for his skills as a cavalry leader in the South and for his vicious treatment of Continental soldiers during the Revolutionary War , Wherein Military Characters and Corps are vindicated from Injurious Aspersions, and several Important Transactions placed in their proper point of view. In a series of Letters to a Friend, By Roderick Mackenzie late Lieutenant in the 71st Regiment. To which is added, a Detail of the Siege of Ninety Six, and the Re-capture of the Island of New-Providence. The author defends Lord Cornwallis, and is very severe on Lieut. Col. Tarleton's "History," in which, he says, "Some facts have been withheld, and some mutilated, while others are raised to a pitch of importance, to which, if historical justice had been the author's object, they are by no means entitled." The account of the siege of Ninety Six and the capture of New Providence is by Lieut. Hatton. See Rich, 1. 338, "European Magazine," for 1788, Hanger's "Reply," and Tarleton (B.) (Boatner, p. 1089). References: Howes M138; Sabin 434431
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