1732 ca1795, Feb 27
a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with the Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden. Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare and maneuver warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers.
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08/15/1780-Francis Marion (aka Swamp Fox) routs loyalists while Horatio Gates' men fall ill
09/04/1780-Bravery of Francis Marion (aka Swamp Fox) wins recruits at Blue Savannah
01/24/1781-Henry Lee III (aka Light Horse) and Francis Marion (aka Swamp Fox) raid Georgetown, South Carolina
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