Skip to comments.The Swamp Fox: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion.
Posted on 06/15/2013 7:26:28 AM PDT by Hojczyk
As one of the Patriot leaders in the Carolinas, the partisan campaign conducted by Brigadier General Francis Marion and his irregular force during the American Revolution prevented South Carolina from completely succumbing to British control during the period between the capture of Charleston in May 1780 and the start of Major General Nathanael Greenes campaign to recover the Southern Colonies in December 1780. During substantial segments of this period he alone held eastern South Carolina from the British and became known as The Swamp Fox for his exploits and elusiveness in harassing the British with his guerilla tactics.
. . . and sustained the American Revolution in South Carolina. He was extremely effective across the range of military operations, from guerilla warfare to storming forts. He was equally inept in what today would be considered information operations and even participating in the linear tactics of the day in pitched battles. Such similarity makes Marions partisan campaign worth study by current military and political leaders. Aikens portrayal of Brigadier General Marions partisan actions describes the forerunners of tactics common of todays global security environment, tactics used by, and against, United States forces.
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This is a great show for you history buffs.
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Not set up for podcasts need link to over the air b-casts. He’s usually on NYC WABC am 780 same Sunday pm time as Cunninnghambone but station signal fades here in central WI. Usually when he does his broadcast he reviews several books on the same subject or era and is always informative. Got his midnight song down pat which btw originated in a horror movie.
I regularly listen to John Batchelor.I remember(as a child)that Walt Disney did a series called”The Swamp Fox”.It starred Leslie Neilson.Walt Disney was ALWAYS trying to educate the youth of America about the greatness of this nation and it’s Founders.What has happened?Now we have an America-Hating POTUS and his administration desperately trying to destroy this great nation????
WABC is 770 AM clear channel
Can hear it as far south as Viginia in daytime
There was a great recurring series on the old “Wonderful World of Disney” called the “Swamp Fox” and starring, IIRC, Leslie Nielsen. Yeah, I am that old.....
True gem. TV can be a force for good. The condensed and fictionalized version known as “The Patriot” wan’t too bad either.
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