The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander

The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander (HM10HV)

Location: Pineville, SC 29468 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 27.245', W 80° 5.2'

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Disastrous American defeats during the Revolutionary War at Charleston and Camden in the summer of 1780 led many South Carolinians to give up the fight for independence. But Francis Marion carried on the struggle, waging a guerrilla war in the forest and swamps of the Lowcountry with a varying number of poorly equipped volunteer soldiers.

For more than two years Marion and his brigade attacked enemy columns, captured isolated outposts, and fought alongside American forces in pitched battles. His stubborn resistance to the British helped secure victory. His generous treatment of former Loyalists after the bitter war helped ensure peace.
HM NumberHM10HV
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584881 N 3702001
Decimal Degrees33.45408333, -80.08666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.245', W 80° 5.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 14.70" N, 80° 5' 12.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 General Frances Marion Ave, Pineville SC 29468, US
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