Time to separate the myth from the man. Francis Marion’s devastating guerilla warfare earned him the title of “Swamp Fox.” Although virtually in a sea of enemies, Marion and militia leaders Thomas Sumter and Andrew Pickens kept resistance alive in South Carolina until the Continental Army could recapture the region.
Francis Marion was the unquestioned leader of, as Dr. Walter Edger pointed out, “a ragged band of both black and white volunteers” who just kept fighting until the Revolution was won. – Let’s talk about it.
This event is NOT a costumed performance. (Francis Marion will be performed by Ken Johnston in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 15 -24.)
FREE event and parking
Location: Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601