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What is Francis Marion best known for?Updated 2 years ago

Hard to say what he is best known for, but here are a handful of noteworthy aspects of his legend:

  1. Father of guerrilla warfare

  2. A forerunner to the Army Rangers
  3. Preventing the British from advancing into North Carolina because of his relentless attacks, and hence, indirectly responsible for preventing the British of winning the revolutionary war

  4. The moniker of "The Swamp Fox", as so dubbed by Banastre Tarleton, a British colonel who relentlessly pursued Francis through the swamps of South Carolina to no avail.
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