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The Swamp Fox, Francis Marion

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When Charleston fell to the British and the entire South was in turmoil, Francis Marion gathered the remnants of the militia and developed a new kind of fighting- guerilla warfare in the untamed tidal marshes along the coast. Armed with an inexhaustible knowledge of the swamps, he harassed and evaded wave after wave of professional troops, badly thinning their ranks and ...more
Hardcover, 314 pages
Published September 22nd 1988 by Amereon Ltd (first published 1967)
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Jim
Aug 01, 2011 Jim added it
A very readable but dated (1967) biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. The author doesn't admit to this until his afterword, but he fills in some of the blanks in Marion's life like a historical novelist. Marion was long on action but short on leaving written records so a lot of the details are based on other people's correspondence.



This book gives a good description of Marion's involvement in the French & Indian War, where he played an instrumental role in defeating a large Cherokee w
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this guy, is my hero. Smartest guy ever, really laid down the expectations for guerrilla warfare. Would give anything to go back in time and meet him.
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