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  • Washington monument for a "damned old fox"

    02/13/2006 4:10:22 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 25 replies · 1,654+ views ^ | February 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    According to an email received by McCabe from the office of U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), the Marion monument project has already received the blessings of U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), as well as Congressmen Henry Brown (R–S.C.), Gresham Barrett (R–S.C.), Bob Inglis (R–S.C.), John Spratt (D–S.C.), James Clyburn (D–S.C.), and Wilson. The next step is the actual bill, which McCabe believes, will be introduced in Congress over the coming weeks.
  • Gen. Marion's neglected shrine

    01/21/2006 6:48:15 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 38 replies · 1,831+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Anon. Editorialist
    Gen. Francis Marion is rightly remembered as one of South Carolina's greatest heroes. Unfortunately, the condition of his grave site belies the historical importance of the pivotal Revolutionary War figure. The Legislature should provide for the necessary structural repairs to grave markers of the general and his wife as well as improvements to the site and its access road. The general's Pineville grave site is reached by a narrow rutted road, more than a mile in length. The small Huguenot cemetery in which his grave is located is surrounded by a low, rambling chain-link fence. (Former Congressman and state Sen....
  • Plan would park Swamp Fox in Washington

    12/30/2005 11:59:16 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 12 replies · 659+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | December 28, 2005 | YVONNE M. WENGER
    In 1887, a grassy area along South Carolina Avenue in Washington, D.C., was named Marion Park, but was never graced with the likeness of its namesake. More than 115 years later, John F. McCabe of Columbia wants to change that with an act of Congress and a bronze statue of Gen. Francis Marion, who was known as the Swamp Fox for his guerrilla warfare tactics during the American Revolution. McCabe visited Washington on a boating trip in June and stopped by to see the acre-and-a-half park about four blocks from Capitol Hill, and was surprised when he did not find...
  • S.C. group wants to honor 'Swamp Fox'

    07/06/2004 3:52:33 PM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 18 replies · 655+ views
    S.C. group wants to honor 'Swamp Fox' Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. - A stone marks Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion's grave in Berkeley County, but members of the area Historical Society think he also needs a statue marking his birthplace. Jean Guerry is spearheading the effort to honor the war hero. "I would like to see it in a very public place where people can see it coming into town," she said. "It would create interest and pride in what is here." Marion's guerrilla warfare tactics of striking the British and then slinking back into Lowcountry swamps rattled the enemy...