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Revolutionary War
Dillon and Marion
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WHIGS AND PATRIOT SOLDIERS:
Marion county:
Pee Dee Patriots
Pension Records


Statewide:
South Carolina Continental Line Regiments
Unit histories, uniforms, muster rolls
The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion (Marion's Brigade)


TORIES AND LOYALIST SOLDIERS
Loyalists in Marion County

HISTORY:
The Revolutionary War in Marion County
(Historic places of the Revolution, letters, documents and tales)
Recollections

Timeline of the American Revolution in South Carolina
(offline)

Bibliography
Links

LOYALISTS IN MARION COUNTY

It is estimated a third of South Carolinians remained loyal to the crown during the American Revolution. Portions of Marion County, from the Lumber River (then called Drowning Creek) to Britton's Neck, was a loyalist stronghold. Two prominent farmers in that area, Micajah GAINEY (GANEY), and Jesse BARFIELD (BAREFIELD), led a loyalist regiment against Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, in several battles.

Revolutionary War Bibliography (Partial) for South Carolina:

  • Salley, A. S., Jr., ed.
    Documents Relating to the History of South Carolina During the Revolutionary War.
    Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908.

  • DeSaussure, Wilmot G.
    Officers Who Served in the South Carolina Regiments
    Charleston, 1894.

  • Boddie, William Willis.
    Marion's Men-A List of Twenty-five Hundred.
    Charleston: Heisser Printing Co., 1938.

  • Revill, Janie.
    Copy of the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims
    Filed in South Carolina Between August 20, 1773-August 31, 1776.

    Columbia, 1941. Reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1969.

  • South Carolina Treasury.
    Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing Out of the Revolution.
    Edited by A. S. Salley, Jr. I I vols.
    Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1910-57.

  • Pruitt, Jayne Conway Garlington.
    Revolutionary War Pension Applicants Who Served From South Carolina.
    Fairfax County, Va., 1946.

    RECOMMENDED READING FOR MARION COUNTY:

  • Bass, Dr. Robert D.
    Swamp Fox, the Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion.
    published 1959; 1974 by Sandlapper

  • Rankin, Hugh F.
    Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox.
    1973

    The two books listed above are, according to historians, the most historically accurate, and they trace Francis Marion's movements through the Pee Dee area, pinpointing his location every three to four days. These books include information on many residents of the Pee Dee and include a great number of local names, detailing how the soldiers would live off the land as they passed through.

LINKS

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Marion County Homepage
Dillon County Homepage


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