The Swamp Fox of the Revolution (Sterling Point Books Series) by Stewart H. Holbrook
Welcome back one of the most beloved and requested histories for children! It relates a little known but crucial episode in the Revolutionary War, one that inspired the fictional motion picture, The Patriot in 2000. With no pay and little ammunition, a small band of backwoodsmen carried on a private war with the British redcoats in South Carolina during the American Revolution. Led by Francis Marion, these guerilla fighters struck fear into the hearts of the English as time and time again they ambushed soldiers and knocked out a string of forts before disappearing mysteriously into the swamps. Marion’s unorthodox tactics demoralized and terrified the Redcoats so much that they were eventually driven from the South.
A Word to The Reader ix The Swamp Fox Gets His Name 1 Marion's Brigade in Action 11 Victory at Tarcote Swamp 24 Attack on Georgetown Fails 38 What Happened at the Cowpens 46 The Chase of Colonel Watson 56 Marion's Hide-out is Discovered 68 The Brigade Takes Fort Watson 79 Fort Motte Proves Tough 92 The Brigade Uses Bows and Arrows 104 The Battle of Eutaw Springs 115 End of the Revolution 126 Old Soldier at Home 136 Index 141 About the Author 147