The Swamp fox young folks" life of Gen. Francis Marion by Frost, John

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Published by Lee and Shepard, C.T. Dillingham in Boston, New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Published Philadelphia, 1847, under title: Pictorial life of General Marion.

Book details

Statementby John Frost
SeriesOld rough and ready series. [v. 5]
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE207.M3 F9
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 10-208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25241033M
LC Control Number12032371

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Opposed by Bloody Tarleton's Raiders, American Revolution patriots u /5. Marion County received its name from South Carolina Brigadier General Francis Marion of the Revolutionary War. During the war, Marion earned the name Swamp Fox for his unorthodox and irregular way of conducting himself as a military leader.

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Thompson's men are refered to as the Swamp Rats and a book titled "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy:the Life and Military Services of M Jeff. Thompson by James Monaghan is mentioned. There is no reference to Dickison by that nickname however.

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