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Francis Marion, Chapter I

Birth of Gen. Marion. His Ancestry. First Destination of Going to Sea. Voyage to the West Indies and Shipwreck. His settlement in St. John’s, Berkley. Expedition under Governor Lyttleton. A Sketch of the Attack on Fort Moultrie, 1776. And the Campaign of 1779. FRANCIS MARION was born at Winyaw,1 near Georgetown, South Carolina, in the…

Battle of Stono Ferry

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 20.—This day the South Carolina troops attempted to force the British lines at Stono Ferry. The numbers within and without were rather too nearly equal for the enterprise. The Americans attacked boldly, fought gallantly, and retired in soldierly…