Francis Marion, Swamp Fox

By Werner Willis

Open Edition Paper 8″ X 10″

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Francis Marion

“Swamp Fox”

Fading in and out of the lowcounty swamps like an early morning fog, Francis Marion and his small band of patriots became legend. Their exploits in ambush and hit and run tactics disrupted British plans for the subjugation of South Carolina and made them the target of one of the most brutal and bloodthirsty British commanders in the South, Banastre Tarleton. Tarleton, known as the “Butcher of the Waxhaws” after his troops slaughtered American patriots even as they attempted to surrender, gave Marion the nickname of the “Swamp Fox” after a seven hour pursuit th