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Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp Marker, far lower left, and Mural image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, 2009
Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp Marker, far lower left, and Mural
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp
During the American Revolution, on Nov. 8, 1780, General Francis Marion and his brigade lured British Colonel Tarleton and his Green Dragoons about 26 miles from Jack's Creek through the swamps to Ox Swamp, less than 1 mile east of here. After . . . — Map (db m24230) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Wyboo Swamp:The Beginning of the Bridges Campaign
In March 1781, Lord Francis Hastings Rawdon, the British commanding officer in Charleston, designed a two-pronged assault against the forces of General Francis Marion. From Camden, Col. Welbore Ellis Doyle and the Volunteers of Ireland moved east . . . — Map (db m51986) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Rimini — Halfway Swamp:“… In pursuit of a Brother to Kill Him”
In December 1781, Maj. Robert McLeroth and the 64th Regiment were conducting newly-arrived British army recruits of the Royal Fusiliers from Charleston to the High Hills of Santee. Learning of McLeroth’s movement, Col. Francis Marion led some 700 . . . — Map (db m51466) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Fort Watson:Disrupting British Supply Lines
Assigned to hold all of eastern South Carolina but with only a small force at his disposal, Col. John Watson needed to build a fort to protect the vital transportation corridor between Charleston and Camden, the British inland headquarters. The spot . . . — Map (db m51477) HM

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