A Student of History

February 12, 2008

Tarleton’s Charlottesville HQ in 1781

Filed under: Historic Places,Wars — John Maass @ 7:43 am

At this website there is an excellent article and wonderful photos of the structure Banastre Tarleton used as his HQ for one night in June 1781 during his stay in Charlottesville.  This place (part of what is called The Farm) is still standing and can be seen close up from the street.  It is in private hands now.

This will be one of the stops during the 2008 Tarleton Tour, leaving from Richmond, VA, and stopping at several key spots associated with BT’s raid on Charlottesville, many of which are not accessible to the public… 

See link to the right for more info @ this tour.


  1. I believe the Silver Thatch Inn was another site that Banastre Tarleton was associated with. The Barracks or prison camp for the British troops was also in Charlottesville. I believe it sits on the Country Club property off Barracks Road. I have even seen an engraving of it online.

    Comment by Jim — February 20, 2008 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  2. Where is the Silver Thatch Inn located, or where was it in 1781?

    Comment by John Maass — February 20, 2008 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

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