Francis Marion in the Southern Campaign, American Revolution, Clarendon County, SC

The Swamp Fox & Francis Marion Advocates: Pushing back the frontier of ignorance.

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                                   The 12th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium on Oct 24-25, 2014 

                          (Symposium DVDs available)

Including Evenings in Revolutionary War History Dinner Theaters

       Experts to join in the presentations:

   Agenda: Friday, Oct 24, 2014  2 PM sign-in

2:30 PM  Will Nelson:  Nelson's Ferry before & during  the American Revolution

...  David Neilan: The Life of Francis Marion: Weems-Horry, Where Fiction Trumped History 

 6 PM  Dinner Theater: Peggy Pickett (Historic Jamestowne, VA Interpreter) as Eliza Lucas Pinckney on Friday evening

Sat., Oct 25, 2015:

9:30 AM  David Reuwer: Christopher Gadsden

 ...  Chris Swager:  "Marion – Stranger than Fiction"

 ...  JD Lewis: "The Evolution of Marion's Brigade After the Fall of Charlestown - 1780 to 1782." Follow JD Lewis' research & charts of the Evolution of Marion's Brigade.

12:30 PM  Lunch, Discussions, Displays &  Book Signings

  Fin Smith: "Isaac Hayne - A friend of Marion and a hero whose life was given for the cause of independence"

   Ben Rubin:  "The Swamp Fox: An American Literary Archetype

  Charles Baxley: Around the Campfire roundtable

5 PM   Displays/ Book  Signings   

6:15 PM An Evening in Rev. history Dinner Theater: Joe Stukes (Historian and Professor Emeritus) as General William Moultrie

        Reflecting on The Revolutionary War and Gen. Marion

 

   Come immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and the significance of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

  Gen. Francis Marion played a major role in the American Revolution.  According to Professor Henry Lumpkin about a third of all battles were fought in SC and Marion had a hand in roughly a third of those.  

 

  We welcome our over 75 participants, 10 presenters & over 15 additional dinner theater participants,

  as well as our Campbell Scholarship student. These visitors come from Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota,

  New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and all over South Carolina.

 

The Swamp Fox stage, ready for history presentations.

DAR Ladies attend the Symposium 2014 with

Eliza Lucas Pinckney at the center on stage.

A few attendees and presenters check-out the displays for 2014.

Dr. Joe Stukes reflects on Marion and Moultrie and declares his last.

Thank you  Elwood for all these photos.

 

 

                 Thank you committed Sponsors for 2014:

   Anderson Pharmacy, Manning;

   Bank of Clarendon, Manning;

   Jim & Nell Black. Manning; Frank Brown, Sumter;

   The Citizens Bank, Turbeville;

   DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning;         

   Edward Jones, W. Jordan, Manning;

   EPR Manning Chapter NSDAR, Manning;

   Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree; G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY;

   NBSC, Manning;

   Prothro Chevrolet, Manning;

   Santee Electric Coop, Lake City; G & C Summers, Manning;

   Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg;

   Drs. Dorothy & Wright Turbeville, Manning;

   Turbeville Ruritan Club, Turbeville;

   Barbara ("The Poppy Lady") & Norbie Walsh, FL & NJ

                 Mail your registration to:  Attn: Francis Marion Symposium c/o C. Hester  PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102

Symposium site: DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, 3315 Sumter Hwy., Manning, SC

 Upon arriving in Manning, expect you'll stay near Exit 119 of I-95, at one of our many motels on SC 261/Paxville Hwy. (Motel list at the bottom.) 

 Central Carolina Tech is only 3 miles north on I-95 at exit 122, next exit north.

Follow US 521 right/East about 1/2 mile to Central Carolina Tech on the right.

 

      Thanks to The Item & Jm Hilley for Symposium article, Oct. 11, 2014.

  Participate in 8 presentations & 2 dinner theaters.

     12th Francis Marion Symposium  Registration for October 24 - 25, 2014

     (Lectures, reception dinner theater, lunch & dinner theater)  Price: $ 95     ($175 / couple)

 Mail to:  Francis Marion Symposium, c/o C. Hester  PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

      Link for symposium_registration_form   -  wait for next year - 2015 to see if there's another.

     

    This was the Best one ever, DVDs of the Symposium are now available.

    The 11th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium - Oct 18-19, 2013 

    Thanks to the attendees and presenters from Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York,

  Pennsylvania, Texas and all over South Carolina, from Bluffton to Little River to Seneca. You were the best.

           Thanks to the Clarendon Citizen for the story about the

     Marquis de Lafayette: http://www.clarendoncitizen.com/article/stukes-wows-symposium-crowd

Dusty Owens as a militiaman presents H. Giles.

Chris Swager & Charles Baxley as participants & speakers.

Senator Kevin Johnson welcomes the Symposium attendees to Clarendon County.

 

Thanks to Anne H and Nancy C for Photos

Charles and the panel of Rev. history experts, excellent job.

Fox over-sees the Symposium.

Lafayette was so real.

   Marion related items were discussed at the Symposium, some from Mount Vernon and private collections and visit the Charleston Museum to see these (left).

 

   We are interested in more info

about the Marion quilt (right). Caption says:

"Once part of the household equipment of General Francis Marion. The central motive is, in its major parts, cut from a single piece of glazed English chintz and applied to a homespun linen ground. The colors are browns, reds and dull yellow... (Size 9' x 9')." (magazine 1926)

     For SC Rev. battles, maps, and command structure, JD has the best:  http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/home.html

    Thank you committed Sponsors for 2013:

 Anderson Pharmacy, R & V Ouzts, Manning; Bank of Clarendon, Manning; J & N Black, Manning; David Brinkman, Columbia; The Citizens Bank of Turbeville; The Clarendon Citizen, Manning; DAR Ladies, Manning; DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning; Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree; Edward Jones, R. Bradshaw, Manning; Lamar's, Manning; Manning Restaurant; NBSC, Manning; Prothro Chevrolet, Manning; G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY; Santee Electric Coop, Lake City; G & C Summers, Manning; Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg; Turbeville Ruritan Club; and W & D Turbeville, Manning.  Special thanks for the support of Mr. Thomas Kenan III and Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association for allowing the showing of this Marion miniature.

Best ever Francis Marion Symposium:

Come immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and the significance of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

Gen. Francis Marion played a major role in the American Revolution.  According to Professor Henry Lumpkin about a third of all battles

were fought in SC and Marion had a hand in roughly a third of those.  

  Mail your registration to:  Attn: Francis Marion Symposium c/o C. Hester  PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
 Link for symposium_registration_form : print first page, mail your registration before Oct 10, 2013  

  Friday, October 18, 2013

  2:00 PM  Registration / Sign-In / Welcome folders  

  2:30 PM    Alexia Helsley:  “Rebecca Brewton Motte - Revolutionary Heroine"

                     (Archivist, historian, and author from USC-Aiken)

  3:30 PM  Steve Smith:  "Francis Marion and the Snow’s Island Community"

                   (Research Associate Professor, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology)

  4:45 Tour or Discussion

  6:00 PM   Dinner & Christine Swager: ”Reclaiming our Heritage!"  with Carolina BBQ at CCTC

                     (Researcher, historian, and author from Spartanburg)

 Saturday, October 19, 2013   

   9:00 AM   Opening, Drinks & Breakfast Snacks

   9:30 AM   Dusty Owens:  The Role of Marion’s Subordinate Commanders in Marion’s early success w/ Hugh Giles  
                       (R
esearcher and re-enactor from Pamlico)

 10:30 AM   Dave Neilan:  Marion & The Trials and Tribulations of Peter Horry

                       (Researcher and author from PA)
 11:30 AM    Will Graves: "Colonel James Williams -  the Rest of the Story"

                       (Lawyer, researcher and author from NC)  

 12:30 PM   Discussions and Lunch – Marion related items

  2:00 PM   Karen MacNutt: ”After the Fox in Georgetown”

                     (Lawyer, researcher and historian from Boston)

  3 PM  Jack Buchanan: “ I have not the Honor of your Acquaintance but am no Stranger to your Character and merit.”

               (Researcher, historian and author from NY)

  4 PM  Charles Baxley Around the Campfire discussion

              (Lawyer, researcher and  historian from Camden)

  5 PM  Displays/ Book Signings

  6:15 PM   An Evening in Revolutionary War History Dinner Theater: Intro: Christine Swager for

          Joe Stukes (Historian and Professor Emeritus from Florence)  as Marquis d’ Lafayette

    Site: DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Tech College, 3315 Sumter Hwy. US 521, Manning, SC:  33.725°N, 80.2°W

 Remember you’re in the backcountry with the militia, so dress comfortably.

   Included: All Presentations Friday & Saturday, Friday: Dinner with presentation,

   Saturday: Breakfast snacks, Lunch, Dinner Theater   Price $ 95 ($175 / couple) By 10/10/13

           803-478-2645 or   gcsummers@ftc-i.net   

       If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add $3 for individuals and $5 for couples.

 

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 "Clarendon County Tour" app will tell and show you these sites and markers; 

    download here or at Google Play apps Store.  This is your walking and talking tour of the historic markers & sites

   Or tour at home & pick the site to visit in Clarendon County, South Carolina

 

Payment:   Make check payable to Francis Marion Symposium (by 10/10/13)

  Mail to:  Francis Marion Symposium,  PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

  Questions call   803-478-2645  or E-mail  gcsummers@ftc-i.net

  Book your own room and advise motel you are attending symposium for the special rates. 
  Transportation and accommodations:  responsibility of attendee.

    

 

 

DVDs are available: October 12-13, 2012:  10th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium

 Francis Marion and the Southern Campaign

 Immersing yourself in Francis Marion's world and learning the significance of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

   Site: DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Tech College, 3315 Sumter Hwy. US 521, Manning, SC:  33.725°N, 80.2°W

 

 

Dr. Joe Stukes as

Henry "Light Horse" Harry Lee

2012

      Many Thanks to our Sponsors & helpers, 2012:    

Bank of Clarendon, Manning; The Citizens Bank of Turbeville; The Clarendon Citizen, Manning; DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning; Don Ellis, CPA, Manning; Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree;  J & N Black, Manning; Edward Jones, R. Bradshaw, Manning; Manning Restaurant; NBSC, Manning; Prothro Chevrolet, Manning; Santee Electric Coop, Lake City; SCS SAR; G & C Summers, Manning; Turbeville IGA Plus, H. Smith; Turbeville Ruritan Club; and W & D Turbeville, Manning & the Ladies with the flowers.

        Francis Marion Symposium 2012  Stories in the local news:

In The Clarendon Citizen:  http://www.clarendoncitizen.com/article/marion-symposium-thrills-attendees

In The Item:  http://www.theitem.com/clarendon_sun/historians-to-discuss-francis-marion-and-the-southern-campaign/article_44473a1a-b790-589d-9f3b-1c845b261294.html

In The Clarendon Citizen (can't fix it, copy & paste): http://www.clarendoncitizen.com/article/south-carolina%E2%80%99s-own-bad-boy

     10th Francis Marion Symposium, Oct 12-13, 2012

          Agenda schedule:   

 Friday  Oct 12: 2 PM Sign-In / Welcome / Opening & Intros

 Friday 2:30 PM   Carl Borick: SC Patriot Prisoners who Fought with Marion in the Revolutionary South, 1780–1782: “Relieve Us of This Burthen”

 Friday 3:30 PM   Dick Watkins: Land Genealogy 102: “Mounts” on the Coastal Plain: Revolutionary War-era plantations along the Congaree and Santee Rivers: with plats & maps 1750’s

 Friday 6 PM Dinner: and David Reuwer:  Myth-busting – Fact & Fiction Southern Campaign

 Saturday, Oct 13: Opening & breakfast snacks

   9:30 AM  Doug MacIntyre:  The Battle of Sullivan’s Island: Thomson, Marion & Moultrie

  10:30  Christine Swager: "A Vicious Militia: This is Southern Hospitality?" “How the Revolutionary War was won in the backcountry."

 

   11:30    Bryan Brown & Ricky Roberts: “Every Insult and Indignity: the Life, Genius and Legacy of Major Patrick Ferguson”  Explore of the Rifle, the Man and the Legend with Ferguson rifle demo  

Lunch / Discussions including Ken Potocki -Francis Marion & South Carolina Currency; & Fort Watson model constructed & presented by expert Ricky Roberts 

  2 PM  Scott Aiken:   Marion’s Partisan Campaign – Irregular Warfare

  3 PM  Karen MacNutt "Eyes and Ears of the Army" intelligence gathering in occupied South Carolina, Marion and his Intelligence/Spy Network

  4 PM  Expert Panel with participants' questions:

            B Brown, C Swager, T Powers, J Stukes, C Baxley

  6:15 PM: An Evening in Revolutionary War History Dinner Theater:

    Mary Alice with her lyrical Harp, Joe Stukes as General Henry Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ricky Roberts built a scale model of Fort Watson

  and the Maham tower for the Clarendon Museum,

  displayed in front of a Fort Watson mural, 10-19-12.

Tributes to Francis Marion on-line:

Karen MacNutt reminds us why we admire General Francis Marion at his tomb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdF1r1Y_j8s

Professor Joe Stukes recounts a brief Francis Marion history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSw7ms2qUKw

Professor Joe Stukes recounts a horse for Francis Marion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qaYMQS-PBY&feature=related

Francis Marion Foils the British By Jefferson M. Gray 

http://www.historynet.com/up-from-the-swamp-francis-marion-foils-the-british.htm

Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, in miniature on our pin

 

         If you missed it, DVDs now available $15 or 2 for $25:

   9th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium was October 14-15, 2011

 

Gen. CC Pinckney appeared at the 2011 Symposium

Francis Marion Symposium 2011 presenters

Rev. War fifer Garland

 Presenters at the Francis Marion Symposium 2011.

  Thanks to our Sponsors & helpers, 2011:    

Bank of Clarendon, Manning; The Citizens Bank of Turbeville; The Clarendon Citizen, Manning; DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning; Don Ellis, CPA, Manning; Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree;  In Honor of Nell Black, Manning; Edward Jones, R. Bradshaw, Manning; Manning IGA, L. Kennedy; Manning Restaurant; NBSC, Manning; Prothro Chevrolet, Manning; G & C Summers, Manning; Turbeville IGA Plus, H. Smith; Turbeville Ruritan Club; and W & D Turbeville, Manning & the Ladies of the Azalea Garden Club

        Francis Marion Symposium 2011 Wrap up stories in the local news:

In The Clarendon Citizen: http://www.clarendoncitizen.com/article/symposium-takes-audience-through-revolutionary-journey

In The Item:  http://www.theitem.com/clarendon_sun/article_d327d832-2427-5cb4-9019-5d47a1ae3afd.html

Agenda:  Friday, October 14, 2011  
    2 PM  Registration / Sign-In / Welcome folders / Intros    
       J. Queen & D. Watkins: Land Genealogy: Colonial plats & maps of 1750’s along the Santee River

       B. Segars: Early Colonial/Rev. Era Churches 

       C. Swager: British Intentions Thwarted: How it all went wrong in SC
       Reception Dinner at the Manning Restaurant
 Saturday, October 15, 2011  
    9:15 AM  Opening, Drinks & Breakfast Snacks
        K. MacNutt: Francis Marion and Georgetown

        B. Rubin: Walking On Eggshells: The delicate matter of prisoner exchange

        T. Zeiss: Major Thomas Young remembers the Revolution and Fort Motte
        C. Baxley: Marion and the Battle of Parker's Ferry

        D. Neilan: Marion & the Establishment of Civil Government in SC and the Jacksonboro Assembly

        J. Piecuch: Marion at the Battle of Eutaw Springs 
           Displays/ Book Signings
      An Evening in Revolutionary War History Dinner Theater:

          Garland Hart & the Fife &  Our Historian Joe Stukes as Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
 

       Site: DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Tech College, 3315 Sumter Hwy. US 521, Manning, SC:  33.725°N, 80.2°W

    Sorry you missed it, order your DVD of the Symposium NOW, $15 or 2 for $25.

         9th Francis Marion Symposium   October 14-15, 2011

 

  On arriving in Manning, expect you'll stay near Exit 119 of I-95, at one of our many motels on SC 261/Paxville Hwy. (Motel list at the bottom.)

  Central Carolina Tech is only 3 miles north on I-95 at exit 122, next exit north. Follow US 521 right/East about 1/2 mile to Central Carolina Tech on the right.

  For Friday evening's dinner from the motels, follow 261 East/Paxville Hwy/Boyce St. into Manning.

 At the center of Manning is Courthouse & you'll pass in front,

 on far/east corner turn left/north on Brooks St/ US 301.

 Less than a mile on right is Prothro Chevy dealer, then 476 N. Brooks St is Manning Restaurant on right.


Francis Marion by Karen MacNutt 2010 You missed the best one yet:  October 15-16, 2010:  Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium
    8th Francis Marion Symposium: "Explore General Marion and the Southern Campaign"
  Immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and in the significance of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
 Approx. Times:  Friday, Oct. 15, 2010: 2 PM - 9 PM and Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010: 9 AM - 10 PM

 Site: FE DuBose Campus of  Central Carolina Technical College, I-95, Exit 122, ½ mi E on US 521, Manning, SC

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Sponsors 2010:    Bank of Clarendon, Manning; J & N Black, Manning; R. Bradshaw of Manning; Citizens Bank,  Turbeville;

DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning; Don Ellis, CPA, Manning; Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree;

The Clarendon Citizen; In Honor of Rep. C. Harvin, Summerton; Manning IGA, L. Kennedy; Manning Restaurant; NBSC, Manning;

Prothro Chevrolet, Manning; G & C Summers, Manning; Turbeville IGA Plus, H. Smith; Turbeville Ruritan Club; W & D Turbeville, Manning.  

 

See Details of Earlier Francis Marion Symposium:  2003-2010 - Click here

Motel Accommodations near Exits on I-95 in South Carolina
Motels at exit 119 are closest to Symposium site CCTC at exit 122.

American's Best Inn - Exit 108 Summerton
803-485-2635   
Baymont Inn  – Exit 119 Manning (Pet-friendly)
 803-473-5334 / 877-229-6668 
Days Inn of Manning – Exit 119 Manning (Pet-friendly)
 803-473-4021  
Days Inn of Summerton – Exit 108
 803-485-2865 / 800-329-7466  
Hampton Inn - Exit 119
803-505-4800  
Happy Pause Bed & Breakfast - Exit 119
     803-478-8084    www.happypause.com   
Howard Johnson  – Exit 119 Manning (Pet-friendly)
 803-473-5135

Knights Inn  - Exit 115

803-460-0389

Quality Inn - Exit 119 Manning
803-473-7550  
Randolph's Landing - Exit 108
     803-478-2152 / 800-BIG-CATS  
Villas at Wyboo – Exit 108
 803-478-5752 / 888-284-5527

Book your own room!   Questions:  Francis Marion Symposium
        PO Box 667         Manning, SC 29102
803-478-2645 Or  E-mail   gcsummers@ftc-i.net 

Restaurants in Manning, Summerton & Turbeville, SC:

Becky's/Eddie's Bar-B-Que, Turbeville
Bojangles, Manning
Burger Chick, Manning
Calla Lily, Manning
Chat n’Chew, Turbeville
China Buffet, Manning
Corner Diner & Grill, Manning
D & H Bar-B-Que, Manning
Georgio's Pizza & Greek
Goat Island, Lake Marion
Hardee's, Manning
Huddle House, Manning  J & E's, Davis Station
Johnson's Fish Shop, Manning
Manning Restaurant, Manning
Mariachi's, Manning
McCabe's Bar-B-Que, Manning
McDonald's, Manning
Pizza Hut, Manning
Randolph's / Fayz, Lake Marion
Sandwiche Castle, Manning
Shoney's, Manning
Sonic, Manning
Sub Station II, Manning
Subway, Manning
Summerton Diner, Summerton
TA Travel Center, Manning
Waffle House, Manning
Wendy's, Manning
Yucatan, Manning
Zaxby's, Manning
Names provided for your info, not endorsements.

Early Francis Marion Symposium History 2003-2010
Visit the Swamp Fox Murals Trail.
©2002

Gen. Francis Marion played a major role in the American Revolution.
Many of these engagements took place in the Clarendon County area. According to Professor Henry Lumpkin
about a third of all battles were fought in S.C. and Marion had a hand in roughly a third of those. 
 During this symposium we want to explore the man, the tactics and the effect he had on the overall war effort.
 

Next Rev. Encampment & Living History February 26-28, 2015
"Celebrate Gen. Francis Marion Memorial Day" in Summerton, SC.
Symposium and Encampment featured in SCIWay, South Carolina Information Highway.
Coverage of the Francis Marion Symposium appears in "Smoke & Fire News",
July 2003 & 2005:  www.smoke-fire.com
and "Carologue", Fall 2003, Publication of SC Historical Society www.schistory.org

 Francis Marion Tour through Stars and Stripes Events from Iowa  http://www.starsandstripesevents.com
"American Revolution event Tour:  “The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion, Hero of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina.”
 Nov 4th (8 PM) through Nov 7th (5 PM), 2009. The real Francis Marion is even more exciting than the character
Walt Disney shared with us many years ago; or that Mel Gibson sought to portray in the “Patriot.”"
Francis Marion in the Mural of Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp in Manning, SC ©2001
Marion designated "Swamp Fox" by Tarleton at Ox Swamp
Swamp Fox Mural Trail - Manning, SC
 
Mural of Battle of Tearcoat Swamp in Turbeville, SC ©2002
Battle of Tearcoat Swamp at night - Swamp Fox Mural Trail - Turbeville, SC
 
Siege of Fort Watson is newest mural in Summerton on Swamp Fox Murals Trail. ©2002
Siege of Fort Watson is mural in Summerton on Swamp Fox Murals Trail.
Symposium Hosted by Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
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