Born: Apr. 5, 1757 - Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Died: Sep. 4, 1845 - Boiling Springs, South Carolina, USA
Brown's family moved to South Carolina from Virginia in 1769. He enlisted in the South Carolina militia in 1776 and received a commission as lieutenant in 1778. He took part in numerous Revolutionary War battles including the siege of Savannah, the Battle of Moncks Corner and the siege of Augusta. He was promoted to captain in 1780 and wrote his military memoirs after the war. These were first published in the Charleston Rambler in 1843. After a number of years managing his agricultural estate, Brown became active in public service and held numerous positions in the state legislature and local government including state senator, sheriff, road commissioner and lieutenant-colonel in the state militia. His Memoirs of Tarleton Brown: A Captain in the Revolutionary Army was first published in book form posthumously in 1862.
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Memoirs of Tarleton Brown: A Captain in the Revolutionary Army
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