The three biographies of "The Swamp Fox," General Francis Marion of South Carolina, combined.
Weems, Mason Locke ((1759-1825) - Musings of a retired Revolutionary officer set in print by the Parson Weems in 1809. His source, the Gen. Peter Horry who served so faithfully with "The Swamp Fox," was not happy with the fabriciations that Weems weaved around General Marion, and went to great efforts to distance himself from this book. Regardless of its factual shortcomings, this is a fine tale of courage, bravery, and cunning during the darkest hours of the American Revolution (182pp)
James, William Dobein (1764-1838) - "A History of his Brigade, From its Rise in June, 1780, until Disbanded in December, 1782; With Descriptions of Characters and Scenes, not heretofore published. Containing also, An Appendix, with Copies of Letters which passed between several of the Leading Characters of that Day; Principally From Gen. Greene to Gen. Marion"<P>This is the 1821 biography of "The Swamp Fox" which did much to correct the factual shortcomings of Parson Weems'' 1809 biography. (126pp)
Simms, William Gilmore (1806-1870) Biography of the legendary South Carolina revolutionary leader by one of America''s favorite 19th century authors.<p>Meticulously complete and colorfully presented, the PDF edition of "Life of Marion: ''The Swamp Fox'' " is published in portrait orientation, fully-searchable, fully-printable.<p>193 pages, including an Appendix with William Cullen Bryant''s ode, "Song of Marion''s Men."
This masterfully crafted eBook anthology faithfully preserves the originals (available individually). Fully-searchable and fully-printable. (528pp, 3.88 Mb)