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 …

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Battle of Stono Ferry

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 …

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The Battle of Stono Ferry

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. An officer in Lincoln’s army gives the following account of this battle:—”General Lincoln having received such intelligence of the intention, strength, and position of the enemy, as rendered it advisable to attack them at Stono ferry, did so with …

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