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Francis Marion Grave

Francis Marion Grave – Pineville, South Carolina


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Pictured below is the grave of Francis Marion, one of South Carolina’s most storied Revolutionary War heroes. The burial site is located on the grounds of Belle Isle Plantation in Berkeley County.

Francis Marion Grave

Tom Connor © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

After the fall of Charleston in 1780, the Continental Army nearly ceased to operate in South Carolina. Marion distinguished himself as the leader of “irregular troops” – those who served without pay and supplied their own horses, arms, and food. He was an expert in guerrilla warfare and tormented British soldiers with stealth raids and attacks.

Mike Stroud of Bluffton © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Frustrated in his assignment to capture or kill Marion, British Colonel Banastre Tarleton spoke of his fear that he would never find “the old swamp fox.” The nickname stuck as Marion continued to elude the British at every turn by traveling without a trace through the swamps, hiding in thick forests, and acting on intelligence gathered from local Patriot sympathizers.

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Address: 1 General Frances Marion Avenue, Pineville, SC 29468

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5 Comments about Francis Marion Grave

John McNemarNo Gravatar says:
July 27th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I am descended from Francis’ brother, Job. Working backwards: Job Marion: Job St. Julien Marion: Theodore Samuel Marion: Edward Marion: Edward Bailey Marion: Franklin Delano Marion: Dorothy Louise Marion: John McNemar. I have a book, The Life of Gen Francis Marion, by Brig. Gen. Horry & Rev. Mason L. Weems no date, published by Frank F. Lovell & Co., NY. It was given to my grandfather Frank by his Papa, Christmas, 1889. It has a photo of Marion’s pistol taped to one of the pages.

Gerald AcordNo Gravatar says:
December 16th, 2012 at 11:35 am

My great great grandfater bears the name “Francis Marion Acord”. He died fighting for the Union against his Confederate brothers.

DARNo Gravatar says:
October 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I believe that The South Carolina Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was responsible for erecting the fence in the 1990′s when my mother was heavily involved.

ken coatesNo Gravatar says:
August 29th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

About 7 years ago my wife and me, by accident, found this grave site and we were appalled at its condition. It appears that since then, a new fence has been erected but it looks like it still needs to be repaired. Is that the case and if so, who needs to be contacted?

Pam ManningNo Gravatar says:
January 15th, 2012 at 1:04 am

I’m trying to find PROOF the Rev. Robert Wilkes Finley m. Rebecca Bradley (1780) served from time to time under Francis Marion.

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