The nickname swamp fox stuck with marion from then on after the war, those who knew of marion's exploits pressured peter horry, one of marion's closest friends and an officer in his brigade, to write a biography of the hero. General francis marion, swampfox general francis marion, swampfox general francis marion, swampfox general francis marion, known as the swamp fox, was a revolutionary officer from berkeley county, south carolina. The swamp fox himself did not own a blanket or a fry pan yet from august to december 1780, he and his scruffy band of men were the only thread of patriot resistance in the south in december, general nathanael greene arrived in south carolina with orders to rebuild the southern army.
For those with interest the book, the swamp fox: lessons in leadership from the partisan campaigns of francis marion by scott d aiken, col, usmc, is a interesting study of marion's tactics compared to those used by our current forces. Francis marion ( 1732 - february 27, 1795) was a military officer in the american revolutionary war he became one of the most popular characters in the war, especially in the south he became one of the most popular characters in the war, especially in the south. Francis marion, the real patriot today's complicated racial politics obscure the commitment of the 'swamp fox' portrayed in gibson's 2000 film. By his own upright behavior he set a standard for those who served him, and the men under him made it their standard too (american revolution - general francis marion, the swamp fox web site) marion got his nickname the swamp fox from the enemy.
Marion was promoted by the president and became a general under nathanael greene in january 20, 1780 as said in the book: swamp fox: the life and campaigns of general francis marion marion was one of the first to ever take on the style of killing the generals or higher leaders first instead of the soldiers like the 'rules of war' were. Francis marion francis marion (1732-1795), one of the great partisan leaders of the american revolutionary war, was known as the swamp fox because of his craftiness in eluding pursuers in the carolina swamps and his brilliant guerrilla operations. Remembrance of revolutionary war general francis marion, the swamp fox, for whom the city of marion is named dates should remember that political signs may only. Francis marion, swamp fox (gallery of great americans: frontiersmen of america) by matthew g grant and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom.
Francis swamp fox marion was a military officer who served in the american revolutionary war acting with the continental army and south carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the british in their occupation of south carolina. Francis marion wasn't just the swamp fox, and he wasn't just an american hero he was a badass american hero you'd never see coming, because he was sneaky like that perhaps our nation's enemies would do well to remember the swamp fox, because we have a whole slew of american heroes out there who take his skills to a whole other level. Francis marion was born near georgetown in berkeley county, south carolina after receiving a basic education in local schools, marion went to sea at age 15 and later served with his brother in the french and indian war.
General francis marion, fort watson, battle of wyboo swamp, swamp fox, francis marion trail swamp fox murals revolutionary war francis marion living history encampment in clarendon county, sc wwwfrancismarioncountrycom. Founded in 1970, francis marion university is a public, four- year, state- supported school located about seven miles east of florence, sc in the beautiful pee dee region of the state fmu is named in honor of revolutionary war hero, general francis marion, who was nicknamed the swamp fox for using the south carolina terrain to outfox the british. Francis marion was a militia leader in the american revolution known as the 'swamp fox' he employed guerrilla warfare and ambush tactics in the south carolina backcountry. During 1780 and 1781, brigadier general francis marion earned a reputation as the swamp fox, a virtually unbeatable partisan commander who foiled british efforts to pacify south carolina and who defeated or evaded every british attempt to destroy his force.
General francis marion also known as the swamp fox is a flamboyant frontiersman, who detests any men who are cruel, arrogant, or bigoted the swamp fox is a real-life american patriot and a wealthy landowner who during the revolutionary war leads a hardy band of guerilla fighters against the redcoats and pro-british in his native south carolina. Historical significance: this is the final resting place of brigadier general francis marion who kept the american revolution alive from 1780 to late 1781 while general washington's army regathered its strength and the french navy joined the american efforts for independence.
I remember when i taught south carolina's favorite son in the american revolution- francis marion (swamp fox) i would take ten items in a bag and display them on a table in front of me these ten items were also written on the board with a -(dash) beside them so the students could write in the connection between the object and the. Francis marion was a soldier in the french and indian war who built up a militia whose undercover tactics and sneaky guerrilla warfare were so effective, he became known as the swamp fox. Oldest color guard in sc militia the beautifully decorated gates welcomed visitors including sjca's 3rd, 4th, and 8th grades to the general francis marion memorial day on monday, february 27, in pineville, sc, celebrating the 222nd year of general marion's death. Marion and his irregulars often defeated larger bodies of british troops by the surprise and rapidity of their movement over swampy terrain, earning him the moniker swamp fox for his elusive tactics.