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Friday, September 21, 2012

Annual Francis Marion Symposium: October 12-13, 2012

You're invited to register & participate in the October 12-13, 2012 Symposium:

Francis Marion and the Southern Campaign

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

Proposed agenda:
Carl Borick: SC Patriots as Prisoners of War Patriot Prisoners who Fought with Marion
Dick Watkins: Land Genealogy 102: “Mounts” on the Coastal Plain: Revolutionary War-era plantations along the Congaree and Santee Rivers
David Reuwer: Myth-busting: Fact & Fiction Southern Campaign
Doug MacIntyre: The Battle of Sullivan’s Island: Thomson, Marion & Moultrie
Christine Swager: A Vicious Militia: This is Southern Hospitality?
Bryan Brown & Ricky Roberts: “Every Insult and Indignity: the Life, Genius and Legacy of Major Patrick Ferguson” and Ferguson rifle with Demo
Col. Scott Aiken: Marion’s Partisan Campaign – Irregular Warfare
Karen MacNutt: Eyes and Ears of the Army with Marion
Mike Coker: Prisoners, Patriots & the Provost with Isaac Hayne
Our Historian: Joe Stukes as Light Horse Harry Lee

The site for the Symposium is the DuBose Campus, CCT College, Sign-in will be at 2 pm on Friday, October 12.

Explore the Southern Campaign with General Francis Marion, the vital South Carolina campaigns led by General Francis Marion (“The Swamp Fox”) and other Revolutionary War heroes. The Swamp Fox Murals Society will host this two-day gathering of Marion enthusiasts. Historical presentations and discussions are on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning & afternoon, plus a Friday evening dinner and a Saturday “Evening in History” dinner theater; and the registration fee includes all through the Saturday dinner finale.

Discounts for early registration before September 19, 2012 and for couples.
Site: DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Tech College, Manning, SC
(located just off I-95 (Exit 122) on US 521, 1/2 mile East of I-95).
Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society, PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
Details & registration form are posted:

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