Banaste Tarleton (Virtual Show performed by Mark Schneider – Online Zoom)

Event details

  • Thursday | January 14, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Zoom - see link below
  • (864) 244-1499

Cost: Free

Banastre Tarleton, butcher of the Battle of Cowpens

On the anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens, the dastardly Banastre Tarleton, better known as Bloody Ban or The Butcher, returns to the scene of his crimes. History comes alive at this Free virtual Chautauqua performance. Boo, hiss, ask questions. Bloody Ban Tarleton will have to answer to you for his despicable deeds. Experience the Battle of Cowpens as told by the dashing British commander whose arrogance and ability defined the battle but could not defeat our Continental Army.

Performed by Mark Schneider who in February 2018 performed for us as Napoleon.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. If this is the first time you have attended a Zoom event, you may be directed to download the Zoom app. You do NOT need a Zoom account to attend. If when you register you click on add to your calendar, you will have all the information you need to join the event on your calendar.

The event will feature audience Q/A. Everyone who has registered for the event will receive an email with a link to the presentation that will be available for two weeks only.

Mark Schneider, a historical interpreter and National Builder at Colonial Williamsburg is not only a consummate student of history, but also a skilled actor. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, where he majored in history and performed on the equestrian team. He then volunteered for the Army and served as a Cavalry scout stationed in Germany and Bosnia.

He has performed at Colonial Williamsburg for over 22 years where he portrays the Marquis de Lafayette and Napoleon. He has performed internationally in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain.

In February 2018, Mark performed as Napoleon at Greenville’s Winter Chautauqua.

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