Gen. Francis Marion. Georgetown County Library.

Marion, Francis

ca. 1732–February 27, 1795


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  • Title Marion, Francis
  • Coverage ca. 1732–February 27, 1795
  • Author
  • Keywords Soldier, joined the campaigns against the Cherokees (1759–1761), rising to the rank of first lieutenant, distinguished himself at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island (June 1776), after which he was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the Continental army, “Marion’s Men”, “Swamp Fox,”, British officer Banastre Tarleton, vital part of General Nathanael Greene’s combined operations in South Carolina, served in the S.C. Senate, awarded a gold medal, a full Continental colonelcy, and command of Fort Johnson in Charleston harbor
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date June 17, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 11, 2022
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