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(damaged) The Swamp Fox of the Revolution
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America's First Guerilla Fighters
Ever elusive, Francis Marion and his men appeared out of the gloom of the swamps to attack the British, only to disappear as quickly as they came. With little equipment and less ammunition, a small band of backwoodsmen carried on a private war with the British redcoats in South Carolina during the American Revolution.
Led by Francis Marion, this group of guerilla fighters struck fear into the hearts of the British as, time and time again, they ambushed British soldiers and knocked out a string of their forts before disappearing mysteriously into the swamps. Marion's unorthodox tactics infuriated the British, who were more used to set battles in open ground. The redcoat soldiers became terrified of the unexpected and swift attacks by this little band of irregulars and, demoralized, were eventually driven from the South.
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