General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion
Early in the Revolutionary War, Marion took part in operations to capture British occupied Charlestown and Savannah. Against superior British forces, the Americans failed to take the cities. Frustrated, Marion for independence. (sic) Marion used mounted attacks throughout South Carolina, even after American conventional forces left the region. Their operations of “hit and run” tactics against occupation forces that angered Marionís foes and the use of bases in swamps he successfully attacked British garrisons and disrupted their operations. (sic) After fighting the British, The South Carolinian irregulars would return to their
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.283′ N, 77° 9.518′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant Colonel William Orlando Darby (here, next to this marker); Colonel Robert W. Black (a few steps from this marker); Specialist Fourth Class Robert D. Law (a few steps from this marker); A Century of Protection (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Cottage (within Smallpox (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Stations Upon the Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Take a wide shot of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?