A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
He was the partisan who ran circles around the feared Banastre Tarleton, using guerilla tactics to cripple the British effort to subdue the Carolinas. Hiding out in the Low Country swamps, striking when and where he was least expected, Francis Marion was one of the most colorful heroes of the American Revolution. In this memoir, written by a man who served with Marion, you’ll meet the real Swamp Fox. So many stories about Francis Marion’s exploits have been embellished to the point of fiction. In this book, William Dobein James sets the record straight. Illustrated for the first time, James’ account of this icon of America’s war for independence is a classic that preserves the memory of a man who was small in stature, but who became a giant of his nation’s history.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR..
William Dobein James, A.M., was a South Carolinian originally of Georgetown District who was born in 1764 and enlisted to serve with Francis Marion during the American Revolutionary War. James later became a judge, and moved to Sumter District, where he owned a 1,309-acre plantation that was his primary residence. James died there in 1804. James' account of Francis Marion is the only one to have been written by someone who served with the legendary "Swamp Fox."