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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: September 15, 2009
Caption: Tomb of Francis Marion
Additional Description: General Francis Marion,
d/27 Feb.1795 in 73rd year
"To preserve to posterity this Burial place of on honored son replaces the crumbling and broken tomb nearly a century old with this enduring memorial cut from her own granite hills esto perpetua.
Sacred to the memory of Gen. Francis Marion who departed this life on the 27th February 1795, in the sixty-third year of his age. Deeply regretted by all his fellow-citizens. History will record his worth and rising generations embalm his memory as one of the most distinguished patriots and heroes of the American Revolution which elevated his native Country to honor
and independence and secured to her the blessings of Liberty and Peace. This tribute of veneration and gratitude is erected in commemoration of the noble and gallant exploits of the soldier who lived without fear and died without reproach."
Submitted: September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p77819
File Size: 0.309 Megabytes
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