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The Patriot vs.
Clarisa's History Page
Max's Quotes Page
The movie character
is based on the factual
Lt. General Charles Earl Cornwallis
Cornwallis oversaw the British Army's in Carolinas in 1780 - 1781.
In the movie he was portrayed as being pompous but in fact he endeared himself to his men, so rather than watch the battle from a far,he served on the front lines and put himself in harms was constantly.
As seen in the movie,
was the commander at the battle of Camden, defeating Major General Horatio Gates of the Continental Army.
He moved into North Carolina as in the movie because the frustration of Militia's that continually harassed his supply routes and outposts.
One of the
of his role is when he complies to a truce with Benjamin Martin, as Martin trades the fake british soldiers for his militia captured by
and his army.
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