Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage


While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective guerilla tactics against the British. The British saw these tactics as “uncivilized,” since guerilla warfare broke the rules of traditional warfare. Outgunned and outmanned, Marion’s militiamen still managed to wear down the British advance.