Saturday, April 30, 2011

Francis Marion letter to Peter Horry

"Bacon Bridge, SC - 3 May 1782

I am posted here, two miles in front of the Continental army, within three-quarters of a mile of the above bridge. The General, according to custom, keeps me between him and the enemy."

The two mile mark he speaks of is a site near present day Colonial Dorchester State Park, in Dorchester County.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Francis Marion in Dorchester County, South Carolina

Hello again from the Swamp Fox Brigade,

I hope that this post finds you in a forgiving mood. For the past several months I have been working on several different projects related to work and history. As a result my postings have dropped off the face of the planet. This will end now as I now will be able to post weekly again to those who find this humble blog interesting.

So where does that leave us, well I have been asked by several groups in Dorchester County, SC to help research Francis Marion and his movements in Dorchester County. As a result of this, I will be spending time tracing his time line of action in the county. He is in and out of the county from 1775-1782 with the 2nd SC and later in the war his militia brigade.