Francis Marion, a native of South Carolina, was one of the heroes of the American Revolution. He practiced a type of guerrilla warfare in the Coastal Plains, harassing the British and Tory forces and kept them from advancing through the colony to North Carolina, giving George Washington time to strengthen his Continental Army in the North.
Marion, nicknamed the Swamp Fox, was a stealthy commander, later Brigadier General, of a group of mostly farmers, Native Americans and African Americans who fought bravely in the swamps, often attacking at night and capturing British supplies, weapons and supplies. His group's actions, along with those of other Partisan fighters and Continentals, such as those commanded by General Nathanael Greene, helped in the ultimate defeat of the British at Yorktown. The book tells the story of Marion and the vivid illustrations show with historical accuracy the story of the almost mythical Swamp Fox.