A Sketch of the Life of Brigadier General Francis Marion by William Doblin James.


The Life of General Francis Marion by Mason L. Weems (1759-1825), Preacher & writer, born in Anne Arundel Co., MD, introduced legend, Washington chopping down father’s cherry tree.


Marion, The Life of Francis Marion by William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), U.S. prolific writer, born in Charleston, SC. ('Atlantis', his strongest poem; 'Martin Faber', story of a criminal; 'The Yemassee', Indian tale of colonial Carolina; lives of Francis Marion, Nathanael Greene, Capt. John Smith). Special thanks to Dr. Frank O. Clark at www.rootsweb.com for providing the book on-line.


Memoirs of Major General William Moultrie, Vol. 2, p. 236.


Marion FoxTrot Festival, P.O. Box 1454, Marion, SC 29571, (803) 423-3904, http://www.theswampfox.com (web site). Held since 1991, the annual 3-day festival is celebrated in May.


Marion Chamber of Commerce, Swamp Fox Festival, 790 11th Street, Marion, IA 52302, (319) 377-6316 or (877) 2-marion (toll free), http://community.marion.ia.us/swampfox (web site). Held since 1989, the annual 4-day festival is held in September.

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