My Great-g-g-? Grandfather served as a captain with Francis Marion throughout the Revolutionary War!
Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. The letter below I cite from pg. 202 from Traditions of the Swamp Fox by William Willis Boddie
When I consider how much you have done and suffered, and under what difficulties you have maintained your ground, I am at a loss which to admire most, your courage and fortitude or your address and management. Certain it is, no man has a better claim to the public thanks than you have. History affords no instance wherein an officer has kept possession of a country under so many disadvantages as you have. Surrounded on every side by superior forces, hunted from every quarter with veteran troops, you have found means to elude their attacks, and to keep alive the…
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