Marion, Francis, 1732-1795

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1732
Death 1795-02-26
English

Biographical notes:

Francis Marion organized his brigade of South Carolina militia late in 1780.

From the description of Orderly book of Marion's Brigade of South Carolina militia, 1781, Feb. 16 - 1782, Dec. 15. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560055

General Marion is known as the "Swamp Fox" since he based his guerrilla operations in the South Carolina low country.

From the description of ALS, 1781 May 29 : Georgetown, to Major General Greene, Head Quarters. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13767920

Army officer.

From the description of Grant of Francis Marion, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453006

Planter of Pond Bluff Plantation, Berkeley County, S.C.; known as the "Swamp Fox;" Colonel, of Continental Army; S.C. Senator, 1782-1786 and 1791-1794, from St. John Berkeley Parish; member, 1775, First Provincial Congress; son of Gabriel Marion (d. 1750) and Esther Cordes Marion; husband of Mary Esther Videau Marion.

From the description of Francis Marion papers, 1761-1962. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 42664963

The "Swamp Fox."

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1778 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270605326

Revolutionary captain.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, to Major General Lincoln, 1779 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864764

General Marion was known as the "Swamp Fox" since he based his guerrilla operations in the South Carolina low country.

From the description of ADS, 1781 October 10 : Receipt. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13767866

U.S. Brigadier General during the Revolutionary War, also known as the Swamp Fox.

From the description of Letter, 1781. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39208663

Having started his service in 2nd South Carolina Regiment as captain and then promoted to Major (February 1776), and Lieutenant Colonel (November 1776), Francis Marion took over the command of the Regiment on Sept. 23, 1778.

The 2nd South Carolina was organized in summer 1775 at Charleston to consist of ten companies from eastern South Carolina. On Nov. 4, 1775, it was adopted into the Continental Army and assigned to Southern Department. Before Marion assumed the command, it was under command of William Moultrie (June 1775 - Sept. 1776), and Isaac Motte (Sept. 1776- Sept. 1778). The regiment took part in the defense of Charleston (1775-1776) and the siege of Savannah (1778). In February 1780, it was consolidated with the 6th South Carolina Regiment.

From the description of Orderly book of Francis Marion, 1775, June 20 - 1779, May 6, Dorchester, Haddrells Point, Sullivan's Island, Charleston, S.C. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129772



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Subjects:

  • Soldiers--Correspondence
  • American loyalists
  • Military maneuvers--18th century
  • Generals--Correspondence
  • Plantations

Occupations:

  • Army officers.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgetown County (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Berkeley County (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)