• Juvenile Nonfiction

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution


Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402757034
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 146
View: 4754
Recounts the military career of Francis Marion, known as the Swamp Fox, who led a powerful militia regiment in South Carolina during the American Revolution.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox of the American Revolution
Author: Louis P. Towles
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823957286
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 5828
Discusses the life and career of Francis Marion, who was nicknamed the "Swamp Fox" based on the strategy he used of hiding in the swamps to surprise attack British troops during the Revolutionary War.

    • History

The Swamp Fox

How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
Author: John Oller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0306824574
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 4900
A popular, comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox," covering his famous engagements as well as a private side of him that has rarely been explored

    • Generals

Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox
Author: Hugh F. Rankin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 346
View: 9607
Calls attention to Marion's military career and crucial role in the Revolution as a guerrilla leader in the South during the years 1780 and 81.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Francis Marion

Swamp Fox of South Carolina
Author: Scott Kauffman
Publisher: Ottn Pub
ISBN: 9781595560148
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 1538
"A biography of the Colonial leader who achieved notable successes leading guerrilla forces against the British in South Carolina during the American Revolution"--Provided by publisher.

    • Generals

The Swamp Fox, Francis Marion


Author: Noel Bertram Gerson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 306
View: 8840
Biographical novel about the man who developed modern guerilla warfare during the American Revolution.

    • Generals

The Life of Francis Marion


Author: William Gilmore Simms
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 347
View: 2857

    • History

The Swamp Fox

Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion
Author: Scott Aiken
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612511244
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 9889
As one of the Patriot leaders in the Carolinas, the partisan campaign conducted by Brigadier General Francis Marion and his irregular force during the American Revolution prevented South Carolina from completely succumbing to British control during the period between the capture of Charleston in May 1780 and the start of Major General Nathanael Greene’s campaign to recover the Southern Colonies in December 1780. During substantial segments of this period he alone held eastern South Carolina from the British and became known as “The Swamp Fox” for his exploits and elusiveness in harassing the British with his guerilla tactics. Upon the arrival of Greene’s Continental Army of the Southern Department, Marion’s forces then reverted in part to an important supporting role in South Carolina for the duration of the war. He later assisted in the establishment of the authority of the State of South Carolina and contributed to its post-conflict termination. If General Marion had not taken action during the American Revolution, there is a good possibility that eastern South Carolina would have succumbed to British intent. That, coupled with the British occupation of Charleston, may have provided the British with the requisite momentum needed to conquer the South. Thankfully, General Marion’s call to action both militarily and politically prevented such momentum from existing. The multifaceted aspect of the American Revolution serves as an excellent case study for the conflicts of the Twenty-first Century: joint and combined operations, civil war, insurgency/counterinsurgency, global superpowers, civil-military relations, this conflict’s got it all! Many of Marion’s partisan actions were forerunners of today’s tactics, showing his great innovativeness and foresight as a military leader. His incessant activities diverted British and Loyalist forces, inflicted British and Loyalist casualties, supported operations of the Continental Army during its Southern Campaign, and sustained the American Revolution in South Carolina. He was extremely effective across the range of military operations, from guerilla warfare to storming forts. He was equally inept in what today would be considered information operations and even participating in the linear tactics of the day in pitched battles. Such similarity makes Marion’s partisan campaign worth study by current military and political leaders. Aiken’s portrayal of Brigadier General Marion’s partisan actions describes the forerunners of tactics common of today’s global security environment, tactics used by, and against, United States forces.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Francis Marion And the Legend of the Swamp Fox


Author: Kate Salley Palmer
Publisher: Warbranch PressInc
ISBN: 9780966711455
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 60
View: 784
Illustrated story of one of the heroes of the American Revolution. Attacking from the swamps at night, Francis Marion, and his brigade slowed the British and their march up the coast to attack George Washington's Continental Army. Marion, nicknamed the Swamp Fox, was a native of South Carolina and fought first at the Battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776 with the colony's 2nd Regiment. Later, he became famous for his role in several British defeats, such as at Fort Watson and Fort Motte. The book's beautiful illustrations give the reader a sense of Marion's impact on the patriot victory.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Swamp Fox

General Francis Marion and His Guerrilla Fighters of the American Revolutionary War
Author: William Dobein James
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492217664
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 124
View: 7276
"Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion and his Guerilla Fighters of the Revolutionary War" is the story of the American general who waged a guerrilla war against British forces commanded by General Tarleton, harassing them and eventually driving the British Army out of South Carolina. This book, written by one of Marion's his militia members, tells the story of the "Swamp Fox." Throughout the war, Marion showed himself to be a singularly able leader of his "irregular" soldiers. Unlike the Continental troops, Marion's Men served without pay, supplied their own horses, arms, and often their food. All of Marion's supplies that were not obtained locally were captured from the British forces. Marion rarely committed his men to frontal warfare, but repeatedly surprised larger bodies of British regulars with quick surprise attacks and equally quick withdrawal from the field. The British especially hated Marion and made repeated efforts to neutralize his force, but Marion's intelligence gathering was excellent and that of the British was poor, due to the overwhelming Patriot loyalty of the populace in the Williamsburg area. Col. Banastre Tarleton, sent to capture or kill Marion in November 1780, despaired of finding the "old swamp fox," who eluded him by travelling along swamp paths. Tarleton and Marion were sharply contrasted in the popular mind. Tarleton was hated because he burned and destroyed homes and supplies, whereas Marion's Men, when they requisitioned supplies (or destroyed them to keep them out of British hands) gave the owners receipts for them. This story of Marion's exploits, as told so vividly in "Swamp Fox," makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in guerrilla warfare or the American Revolutionary War.

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution


Author: Stewart K. Holbrook
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442034105
Category:
Page: 146
View: 9701
Discusses the military career of Francis Marion, who was nicknamed the "Swamp Fox" based on the strategy he used of hiding in the swamps of South Carolina to surprise attack British troops during the Revolutionary War. Original.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Revolutionary Swamp Fox


Author: Idella Bodie
Publisher: Sandlapper Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780878441471
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 84
View: 6082
Describes the childhood, military service, and accomplishments of the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, known as the Swamp Fox.

    • History

Swamp Fox

The Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion
Author: Dr. Robert D. Bass
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178720619X
Category: History
Page: 223
View: 7224
One of the most fascinating figures of the American Revolution, General Francis Marion slipped in and out of the Carolina swamps to strike sudden, devastating blows against the British. Cutting through the Swamp Fox legend, Robert D. Bass has arrived at a realistic and fascinating appraisal of this military genius with this 1959 literary work. “[A] close but spirited chronology of the raids and routs [General Francis Marion] led against the British. A humane man, a dedicated soldier with a devotion to duty and a worship of liberty, [he] was also a taciturn, moody and introverted character. With an intuitive sense of strategy, particularly that of the swift advance and the rapid retreat, he became a sound and savage fighter [...] rose from the ranks as an unknown captain to become a Brigadier General. Here, bivouac by bivouac, are the lashes and the sieges in which he engaged; the daring rescue of 150 Rebel prisoners from Sumter’s house; the bedevilment and the destruction of the British is small diversionary actions; and the indefatigable endurance of that gaunt, ill-kempt, gallant fighter who became a nemesis to Cornwallis and the entire British Army....”—Kirkus Review


    • History

The Strategy of Victory

How General George Washington Won the American Revolution
Author: Thomas Fleming
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824973
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 1774
A sweeping and insightful grand strategic overview of the American Revolution, highlighting Washington's role in orchestrating victory and creating the US Army Led by the Continental Congress, the Americans almost lost the war for independence because their military thinking was badly muddled. Following the victory in 1775 at Bunker Hill, patriot leaders were convinced that the key to victory was the home-grown militia--local men defending their families and homes. But the flush of early victory soon turned into a bitter reality as the British routed Americans fleeing New York. General George Washington knew that having and maintaining an army of professional soldiers was the only way to win independence. As he fought bitterly with the leaders in Congress over the creation of a regular army, he patiently waited until his new army was ready for pitched battle. His first opportunity came late in 1776, following his surprise crossing of the Delaware River. In New Jersey, the strategy of victory was about to unfold. In The Strategy of Victory, preeminent historian Thomas Fleming examines the battles that created American independence, revealing how the creation of a professional army worked on the battlefield to secure victory, independence, and a lasting peace for the young nation.

    • History

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn

An Untold Story of the American Revolution
Author: Robert P. Watson
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306825538
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 8249
The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war. Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Crammed below deck--a shocking one thousand at a time--without light or fresh air, the prisoners were scarcely fed food and water. Disease ran rampant and human waste fouled the air as prisoners suffered mightily at the hands of brutal British and Hessian guards. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked fear and loathing of British troops. It also sparked a backlash of outrage as newspapers everywhere described the horrors onboard the ghostly ship. This shocking event, much like the better-known Boston Massacre before it, ended up rallying public support for the war. Revealing for the first time hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports, award-winning historian Robert P. Watson follows the lives and ordeals of the ship's few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that killed thousands of Americans and yet helped secure victory in the fight for independence.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens

Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder
Author: Rod Andrew Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469631547
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 424
View: 9583
Andrew Pickens (1739–1817), the hard-fighting South Carolina militia commander of the American Revolution, was the hero of many victories against British and Loyalist forces. In this book, Rod Andrew Jr. offers an authoritative and comprehensive biography of Pickens the man, the general, the planter, and the diplomat. Andrew vividly depicts Pickens as he founds churches, acquires slaves, joins the Patriot cause, and struggles over Indian territorial boundaries on the southern frontier. Combining insights from military and social history, Andrew argues that while Pickens's actions consistently reaffirmed the authority of white men, he was also determined to help found the new republic based on broader principles of morality and justice. After the war, Pickens sought a peaceful and just relationship between his country and the southern Native American tribes and wrestled internally with the issue of slavery. Andrew suggests that Pickens's rise to prominence, his stern character, and his sense of duty highlight the egalitarian ideals of his generation as well as its moral shortcomings--all of which still influence Americans' understanding of themselves.

    • History

Eutaw Springs

The Final Battle of the American Revolution's Southern Campaign
Author: Robert M. Dunkerly,Irene B. Boland
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611177596
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 515
The Battle of Eutaw Springs took place on September 8, 1781, and was among the last in the War of Independence. It was brutal in its combat and reprisals, with Continental and Whig militia fighting British regulars and Loyalist regiments. Although its outcome was seemingly inconclusive, the battle, fought near present-day Eutawville, South Carolina, contained all the elements that defined the war in the South. In Eutaw Springs: The Final Battle of the American Revolution’s Southern Campaign, Robert M. Dunkerly and Irene B. Boland tell the story of this lesser known and under-studied battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign. Shrouded in myth and misconception, the battle has also been overshadowed by the surrender of Yorktown Eutaw Springs represented lost opportunities for both armies. The American forces were desperate for a victory in 1781, and Gen. Nathanael Greene finally had the ground of his own choosing. British forces under Col. Alexander Stewart were equally determined to keep a solid grip on the territory they still held in the South Carolina lowcountry. In one of the bloodiest battles of the war, both armies sustained heavy casualties with each side losing nearly 20 percent of its soldiers. Neither side won the hard-fought battle, and controversies plagued both sides in the aftermath. Dunkerly and Boland analyze the engagement and its significance within the context of the war’s closing months, study the area’s geology and setting, and recount the action using primary sources, aided by recent archaeology.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution


Author: Peter F. Copeland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433240
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 44
View: 8809
44 ready-to-color illustrations of Revolutionary War heroes and heroines, accompanied by text about the people depicted.