A cavalryman, most famous during the 17 and 1800s. Typically wore no armor except a helmet depending on their respective regiments. Carried a carbine and saber to battle. Famous dragoon regiments include the 13th Light Dragoons or "Green Dragoons" as they became known, they are featured in the American film "The Patriot." The 2nd Dragoon Guards "Scots Greys", famous for their grand charge at Waterloo which was devastating but they were forced to flee by French lancers, Belgian Hussars (light cavalry) held the lancers off but at great cost. Other famous dragoon regiments include the French Empress Dragoons.
Teacher: Today we are going to learn about the Green Dragoons under Banastre Tarleton, who during the Revolutionary War, was known for his cold brutality yet gentlemanly composure.
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