The Swamp Fox! Was there ever a more exciting life than that of General Francis Marion, the wily swamp fighter of the Carolina colonies? With only a handful of men, Marion lurked in the shady depths of the southern marshes, emerging to strike like lightning at the forces of British General Cornwallis and then vanishing back into the dark forest. Always outnumbered, fighting with inferior weapons, starving and ragged, Marion’s men nevertheless kept their extraordinary courage against all odds. Meeting overwhelming numbers of the enemy with bravery and cunning, these early American heroes were a constant thorn in the side of the mighty British army in the southern colonies. Their little force held Cornwallis in check, keeping him from joining the British forces fighting in the north against Washington. Seldom in history has such a small force of patriots done so much to win freedom for so many!