Author: Randy A. Purvis

Randy A. Purvis is an independent historian and writer. He received his BA degree in English/communications from Campbell University and his MA degree in history from Sam Houston State University. He became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society in 2007. His passion is military history with a concentration on the American Revolution, World War II and the Civil War.

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Major James Wemyss: Second Most Hated British Officer in the South

No British officer was more reviled by Patriots in the South during the American Revolution than Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton. Based partly on fact and partly on myth, Tarleton’s name became synonymous with brutality to many Americans. Another British officer, although less infamous, earned a similar reputation for his actions in South Carolina in 1780. […]

by Randy A. Purvis