Francis Marion in the Southern Campaign, American Revolution, Clarendon County, SC, Adjacent to I-95                        Homepage

The Swamp Fox & Francis Marion Advocates: Pushing back the frontier of ignorance.

 

 

Annual Francis Marion Symposium  -  This page:  www.francismarionsymposium.com 

CCTC, FE Dubose Campus, 3351 Sumter Hwy.  I-95, exit 122       

                                                  Manning, South Carolina 29102

 

Earlier Francis Marion Symposium history:  2008-2012 - Click here

Earlier Francis Marion Symposium history:  2003-2007 - Click here

Francis Marion Symposium on

Archives Index of past Symposium, 2003-2017, DVDs and order form.

 

Gen. Francis Marion, in bronze by Barinowski, visits FM Symposium annually.

Search Patriots' pensions: http://revwarapps.org/

& SCAR: http://www.southerncampaign.org/

                    Significant events in Marion's life & our Rev. Bibliography.

                 

                                        Plans for the 16th Francis Marion Symposium for October 26-27, 2018 are in progress.

        Call for Presenters: Let us hear from you, to be a Symposium Presenter: Proposal form

 

          Mail your registration to:  Francis Marion Symposium/Swamp Fox Murals Trail  PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
           Link for symposium_registration_form or Sponsorship form : print first page, mail your registration before Sept 25, 2018
for Early Bird discounts.

        Revolutionary War Enthusiasts!!   Send your registration:  Registration form  

 

 2018:        Agenda begins to unfold, subject to change: 

 "Times of Francis Marion, 1732-1795"

Adm. Jay Deloach:   Maritime history of Revolution

 

 

     Karen MacNutt writes for The Southern Campaign Magazine 2018. February:

"Francis Marion and the Training Fields of Mars: the Primer of War for the Swamp Fox"

 

On arriving in Manning, expect you'll stay near Exit 119 of I-95, at one of our many motels on SC 261/Paxville Hwy. (Motel list at the bottom.)

  Central Carolina Tech is only 3 miles north on I-95 at exit 122, next exit north. Follow US 521 right/East about 1/2 mile to Central Carolina Tech on the right.

 

 

                     15th Francis Marion Symposium for 2017:

                   Wrapped up with rave reviews, participants from:

                              CA, FL, GA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NY, PA, TX, VA, WI & all over SC: Alcolu, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston,

                             Columbia, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Hartsville, Hilton Head, Irmo, Kingstree, Lake City, Laurens,

                            Little River, Lugoff, Manning, Mt Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Moore, North Charleston, Pawley's Island, Pineville,

                           Seneca, Six Mile, St Matthews, Spartanburg, Summerton, Summerville, Sumter, Surfside Beach, Turbeville.

                          Special thanks to the great presenters, many volunteers & sponsors to make this experience outstanding,

                                  and thanks to the attendees with such great enthusiasm.

                                      

Thanks to Sharron Haley & The Item for the Francis Marion Symposium report:

"Historians gather for discussions, lessons on Revolutionary War"

        Best quote from the 15th FM Symposium from David Neilan's work.

  Marion to Mathews: Sept 18, 1782 ‘…believe me good Sir I wish to be Clear of every Publick Employment;

  but to retire when my Country calls for my poor Abilities, I should Call it Cowardice, & am determined,

  notwithstanding my debilitated Body, to do everything in my Power to see this once happy Country Enjoy its former Liberty.”

        Francis Marion certainly was not a coward.

Doug and Sue Butterfield's awesome stage piece

                                 2017, Sign-in about 2 on Friday afternoon, Oct 27.

                        Agenda:  "Times of Francis Marion, 1732-1795"

         Friday: 2:30 PM  Welcome & Intros

      Erick Nason: 2nd SC Regiment Captain: “A Warm Summer’s Day, the Battle of Fort Sullivan”, 1776

      Christopher Hendricks:  Battle of Savannah from the American Perspective, 1779

      An Evening in Rev. History Dinner Theater   

              Peggy Pickett:  Rebecca Motte Reminisces about the War for American Independence

         Saturday:  9 AM  Coffee & Snacks  &  Welcome

      Al Truesdale: "When France Opened its Veins: the Influence of the French Huguenots"

      Sheila Ingle:   "Patriots in Petticoats"

      Wade Kolb:   'Captured at Kings Mountain, The Journal of Uzal Johnson a Loyalist Surgeon', 1780

           Lunch & Sharing

      Karen MacNutt:   "The Arms of Marion's Brigade, Turing Saws to Swords" 

      Joe Epley:  Isaac Hayne, A Martyr for Independence, 1781  

      David Neilan:  The post-war life of Francis Marion ( David Neilan's notes & FM letters)

      An Evening in Rev. History Dinner Theater

              Charles B. Baxley:  New research on the Battle of Eutaw Springs, 1781

 

     2017, DAR & SAR Members who attended FMS, and more potential members too, from:

       Beaufort; Charlotte, NC; Columbia; Greensboro, NC; Laurens; Lumberton, NC; Manning; Mexico, MO; Orange Park, FL, Paw Paw, MI; Pineville; Spartanburg; Summerton, Sumter; Surfside Beach, Star, NC.

        Thanks to Dr. Elwood Owens from Florence for the photography.    

 

2017 DAR ladies from Chapters in FL, MO, NC, SC, WI

DAR ladies from Chapters in FL, MO, NC, SC, WI

22 Vietnam Vets recognized by the DAR, thanks Katie, 2017

22 Vietnam Vets recognized by the DAR,

thanks Katie Dunlap for having the pins, 2017

SAR gents from Chapters in FL, MO, NC, SC

SAR gents from Chapters in FL, MO, NC, SC

General Marion over-seeing his 2017 Symposium

Erick Nason, 2nd SC Regiment

Rebecca Motte, by Peggy Pickett in 2017
Chris Hendricks about Battle of Savannah, 2017

In 2017, Al Truesdale about the French Huguenots

Sheila Ingle about the Women Patriots
Wade Kolb:  'Captured at Kings Mountain, Johnson a Loyalist Surgeon

Karen MacNutt: The Arms of Marion's Brigade

Joe Epley: Isaac Hayne, A Martyr

David Neilan: The post-war life of Francis Marion

Charles Baxley: New research on the Battle of Eutaw Springs
Doug and Sue Butterfield's gorgeous entry piece

 Thank you supportive Sponsors and supporters, 2017:

     Allison Investment Management, LLC, Columbia, SC;      Anderson Pharmacy, Manning;

     Jim Black, Manning;                                                              Brad Campbell, Salinas, CA;

     Bank of Clarendon, Manning;                                               The Citizens Bank, Turbeville;     

     Edward Jones, W. Jordan, Manning;                                    EPR Manning Chapter NSDAR, Manning;         

     Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree;                                   Jim & Anne Hamilton, Bluffton;            

     G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY;                                                    NBSC-Synovis, Manning;                    

     Dr. Elwood Owens, Photography, Florence;                         Prothro Chevrolet, Manning;    

     Ricky's Tree Service, Manning;                                            G & C Summers, Manning;                   

     Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg;                         SAR, F Brown, Sumter;                                  

     SAR, D Doster, Cameron;                                                      Barbara ("The Poppy Lady") & Norbie Walsh, FL & NJ.

     Claire Burke; Sue & Doug Butterfield; Nancy Cave; Margaret  Eagerton; Gloria Joseph; Karen MacNutt; Jack Shandor; Bob Smothers

  Registration:
  (Lectures, lunch, snacks & dinner theaters)  Price: $ 95     ($175 / couple)
  (Early bird $90/$165 by Sept 26 )  Registration closes 10/16/17. -  concluded for 2017.

 

 

       14th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium on Oct 21-22, 2016

   Big success: participants involved from: CA, FL. GA, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, VA, WI & all over SC: Alcolu,

   Anderson, Bluffton, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Fort Mill, Georgetown, Hartsville, Heath Springs,

   Hilton Head, Kingstree, Lake City, Landrum, Lugoff, Manning, Mt Pleasant, Moncks Corner, North Charleston,

   Pineville, Seabrook Island, Six Mile, St Matthews, Summerton, Summerville, Sumter, Turbeville.

Special thanks to the great presenters & many volunteers to make this experience outstanding.

   Revolutionary War Enthusiasts!!     

  Immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

 Revolutionary War & Southern Campaign Enthusiasts!!    Agenda:  Most eclectic Symposium yet!!

  Friday:

  Mike Coker: "Shield Bearer - The Story of Fort Fair Lawn", November 1781  (& you thought the war was finished)

  Keith Gourdin:   Col. Hezekiah Maham, The Soldier

  George Summers:  Marion History through Swamp Fox Murals

  Dinner Theater:  Bill Segars:  SC Churches burned during the American Revolution

  Saturday:

  Randell Jones:  "Saving Colonel Williams"

  John Oller:  "A patriot (but not ‘The Patriot')“

  John Allison:  The Battle of Shubrick's Plantation, Marion & Sumter Fight Together for the Last Time

  Larry Babits:  "The Bullets They Fired"

  Karen MacNutt: Sarah Marion Mitchell Cutler, niece of Gen. Marion: Memories of Georgetown during the Revolution

  Steve Smith:  “New Interpretations of the Siege of Fort Motte”

  Dinner Theater: Mark Mason: Folksinger/Songwriter/Guitarist, with Rev. War songs 

       (Mark Mason - Performer and Teaching Artist singing some original folk songs about Fort Sullivan, Francis Marion and The Holy City as well as some fine sing along songs including parts of the theme to the Disney Swamp Fox song. Original songs from his brand new CD Charleston-Musical Portrait. Songs about the history, legends and folklore of the Charleston/Lowcountry area.)

 

 

Thanks DAR Ladies for supporting the Francis Marion Symposium:

  Yvonne B, Pat S, Susan D, Katherine M Jean P, Harriet R, Margaret E, Brooke N

 

 

14th Francis Marion Symposium

     Finished for 2016, check back next year - to see another.

   Registration
  (Lectures, lunch, snacks & 2 dinner theaters)  Price: $ 95     ($175 / couple)
  (Early bird $90/$165 by Sept 21, closed )  Registration closes 10/14/16, extension due to the storm.

 

        Latest FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & cost $25 for the set from Oct 21-22, 2016

                       (Swamp Fox Murals Trail,  PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102)

                                            Thank you supportive Sponsors, 2016:

     Allison Investment Management, LLC, Columbia, SC;           Brad Campbell, Salinas, CA;

     Bank of Clarendon, Manning;                                                    The Citizens Bank, Turbeville;

     DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning;      

     Edward Jones, W. Jordan, Manning;                                        

     EPR Manning Chapter NSDAR, Manning;                               Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree;

     Jeffords Ins./ J. Mathis, Manning;                                            Jim & Anne Hamilton, Bluffton, 2017;

     G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY;                                                        Memorial by the Charles Hester Family;                         

     Memorial for Lost Friends: Charles, Nell, Joe, Herb, Al and Duke;

     Memorial for Nell Black by Jim Black, Manning;                    NBSC, Manning;    

     Dr. Elwood Owens, Photographs,Videos, Florence;                 Prothro Chevrolet, Manning;

     Ricky's Tree Service, Manning;                                                 SAR and F. Brown, Sumter;                           

     G & C Summers, Manning;                                                         Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg;              

     Turbeville Ruritan Club, Turbeville;                                         Barbara ("The Poppy Lady") & Norbie Walsh, FL & NJ;

    

We are saddened by the loss of our friend & historian Dr. Joseph Taylor Stukes,

of Florence, South Carolina, who died January 12, 2016

Tribute from a former student:

"Dr. Joseph Taylor Stukes, Noted S.C. History Professor dies.

Though he was never a member of SAR, Dr. Joe Stukes promoted the history of the American Revolution and especially the Revolution in South Carolina than any other person I know.  He did receive the SCSSAR Educator of the Year Award a few years back.  He taught at Lander University, Erskine College and for many years as a distinguished Professor of History at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.

This article is not written to be another obituary for Dr. Stukes.  I am writing it as a testimony by a former student of his at Erskine College (Class of 1971), and how he made American History come to life for me long after I had graduated college.  He did many presentations at schools and historical events often portraying our revolutionary heroes dressed out in period costumes. Dr. Stukes was a speaker at one of our Battle of Eutaw Springs annual observances. He participated for many years in the annual Francis Marion Symposiums headed up by George and Carole Summers in Manning, S.C. He helped me dedicate, the SAR Patriot Marker for Col. John James at Indiantown Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg County. This was my childhood home church.  He lived American History.

Dr. Stukes' contribution of sharing his love of history with so many in his lifetime will be remembered by all who knew him."

Submitted by Douglas Doster, Battle of Eutaw Springs Chapter SCSSAR

13th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium on Oct 23-24, 2015

Got great reviews learning more Marion & Rev. history, Thanks for coming.

See JD's great website for this story, maps, etc:  Kings Mountain -The Rest of the Story

 

 

Participants from: Boston, New York, Key Largo, FL, Neptune Beach, FL, Orange Park, FL Ponte Vedra, Fl, Greensboro, NC, Tyron, NC, Winston Salem, NC; & SC: Alcolu, Bluffton, Camden, Cameron, Charleston, Columbia, Darlington, Florence, Gable, Georgetown, Hartsville, Hilton Head, Kingstree, Laurens, Lexington, Little River, Lugoff, Manning, Moncks Corner, Moore, N. Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, Pineville, Society Hill, Spartanburg, St. Matthews, Summerton, Sumter, Turbeville

DAR Ladies from 6 DAR chapters participate

in Francis Marion Symposium 2015

Our favorite Historians,

John B, Christine S and Joe S

 

Thanks to Elwood for the great photos.

 DVDs of the Symposium NOW, $25. The FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & costs $25 for the set from Oct 23-24, 2015

(Request from Clarendon County Archives: Archives Index of past Symposium, 2003-2017, DVDs and order form.  Manning, SC 29102)

Special thanks to the Manning Times, Charles Baxley & the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

 

 Come immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

 Revolutionary War Enthusiasts!!    13th Francis Marion Symposium, October 23-24, 2015

  Come to Manning, SC & participate.   Opening Friday at 2 PM in Manning, SC.

 

        On Francis Marion, the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, agenda:

  Karen MacNutt: Francis Marion, his brother & the Cherokee Campaign, Learning a Soldier's Trade

  John Oller: Marion and Persons of Color  

  Norman Walsh: Wadboo Creek and General Francis Marion’s last Campsite, as seen from above: Video

  Peggy Pickett: Dorothy Sinkler Richardson as the relict of General Richard Richardson

  Joe Epley: Comparing & Contrasting Francis Marion and David Fanning

  Kathy Cann: The Revolution in the Spartan District

  JD Lewis: Kings Mountain -The Rest of the Story Here's JD's link & website for this story, maps, etc.

  John Buchanan: "A Great & Good Man" Nathanael Greene & the Road to Charleston -- Warts & all

  Christine Swager: Come to the Cow Pens! 

  Charles Baxley for Dave Neilan: Analysis of the Bridges Campaign, starting at Wyboo through Correspondences

  Jim Piecuch: "Two very enterprising Officers are employed upon this Service":

                         The   Collaboration of Francis Marion and Henry Lee

  Professor Joe Stukes testing you on what you know about General Francis Marion

 

       Newspaper coverage, Thanks, Manning Times:  http://manninglive.com/2015/09/10/

          Thank you committed Sponsors for 2015:

     Anderson Pharmacy, Manning;                   Brad Campbell, Salinas, CA;

     Bank of Clarendon, Manning;                      The Citizens Bank, Turbeville;

     DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning;      

     Edward Jones, W. Jordan, Manning;           EPR Manning Chapter NSDAR, Manning;

     Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree;          Jeffords Ins./ J. Mathis, Manning;

     G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY;                            NBSC, Manning;

     In Memoriam: Charles Hester & Nell Black, Manning;

     Prothro Chevrolet, Manning;                          SAR and F. Brown, Sumter;

     G & C Summers, Manning;                           Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg;

     Drs. Dorothy & Wright Turbeville, Manning;     Turbeville Ruritan Club, Turbeville;

     Barbara ("The Poppy Lady") & Norbie Walsh, FL & NJ.

       

The 12th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium on Oct 24-25, 2014 

                          (Symposium DVDs available)

Including Evenings in Revolutionary War History Dinner Theaters

       Experts to join in the presentations:

   Agenda: Friday, Oct 24, 2014  2 PM sign-in

2:30 PM  Will Nelson:  Nelson's Ferry before & during  the American Revolution

...  David Neilan: The Life of Francis Marion: Weems-Horry, Where Fiction Trumped History 

 6 PM  Dinner Theater: Peggy Pickett (Historic Jamestowne, VA Interpreter) as Eliza Lucas Pinckney on Friday evening

Sat., Oct 25, 2015:

9:30 AM  David Reuwer: Christopher Gadsden

 .  Chris Swager:  "Marion – Stranger than Fiction"

 .  JD Lewis: "The Evolution of Marion's Brigade After the Fall of Charlestown - 1780 to 1782." Follow JD Lewis' research & charts of the Evolution of Marion's Brigade.

12:30 PM  Lunch, Discussions, Displays &  Book Signings

  . Fin Smith: "Isaac Hayne - A friend of Marion and a hero whose life was given for the cause of independence"

  . Ben Rubin:  "The Swamp Fox: An American Literary Archetype

  . Charles Baxley: Around the Campfire roundtable

5 PM   Displays/ Book  Signings   

6:15 PM An Evening in Rev. history Dinner Theater: Joe Stukes (Historian and Professor Emeritus) as General William Moultrie

        Reflecting on The Revolutionary War and Gen. Marion

 

   Come 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.  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.  

 

  We welcome our over 75 participants, 10 presenters & over 15 additional dinner theater participants,

  as well as our Campbell Scholarship student. These visitors come from Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota,

  New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and all over South Carolina.

 

The Swamp Fox stage, ready for history presentations.

DAR Ladies attend the Symposium 2014 with

Eliza Lucas Pinckney at the center on stage.

A few attendees and presenters check-out the displays for 2014.

Dr. Joe Stukes reflects on Marion and Moultrie and declares his last.

Thank you  Elwood for all these photos.

 

 

                 Thank you committed Sponsors for 2014:

   Anderson Pharmacy, Manning;      Bank of Clarendon, Manning;

   Jim & Nell Black. Manning;           Frank Brown, Sumter;

   Brad Campbell, Salinas, CA;         The Citizens Bank, Turbeville;

   DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning;         

   Edward Jones, W. Jordan, Manning;

   EPR Manning Chapter NSDAR, Manning;

   Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree; G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY;

   NBSC, Manning;                               Prothro Chevrolet, Manning;

   Santee Electric Coop, Lake City;    G & C Summers, Manning;

   Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg;

   Drs. Dorothy & Wright Turbeville, Manning;

   Turbeville Ruritan Club, Turbeville;

   Barbara ("The Poppy Lady") & Norbie Walsh, FL & NJ

                 Mail your registration to: Francis Marion Symposium/Swamp Fox Murals Trail  PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102

Symposium site: DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, 3315 Sumter Hwy., Manning, SC

 Upon arriving in Manning, expect you'll stay near Exit 119 of I-95, at one of our many motels on SC 261/Paxville Hwy. (Motel list at the bottom.) 

 Central Carolina Tech is only 3 miles north on I-95 at exit 122, next exit north.

Follow US 521 right/East about 1/2 mile to Central Carolina Tech on the right.

 

      Thanks to The Item & Jm Hilley for Symposium article, Oct. 11, 2014.

  Participate in 8 presentations & 2 dinner theaters.

     12th Francis Marion Symposium  Registration for October 24 - 25, 2014

     (Lectures, reception dinner theater, lunch & dinner theater)  Price: $ 95     ($175 / couple)

 Mail to:  Francis Marion Symposium,  PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

      Link for symposium_registration_form   -  check back next year.

     

     Best one ever, DVDs of the Symposium are available.

    The 11th Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium - Oct 18-19, 2013 

    Thanks to the attendees and presenters from Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York,

  Pennsylvania, Texas and all over South Carolina, from Bluffton to Little River to Seneca. You were the best.

           Thanks to the Clarendon Citizen for the story about the

     Marquis de Lafayette: http://www.clarendoncitizen.com/article/stukes-wows-symposium-crowd

Dusty Owens as a militiaman presents H. Giles.

Chris Swager & Charles Baxley as participants & speakers.

Senator Kevin Johnson welcomes the Symposium attendees to Clarendon County.

 

Thanks to Anne H and Nancy C for Photos

Charles and the panel of Rev. history experts, excellent job.

Fox over-sees the Symposium.

Lafayette was so real.

   Marion related items were discussed at the Symposium, some from Mount Vernon and private collections and visit the Charleston Museum to see these (left).

 

   We are interested in more info

about the Marion quilt (right). Caption says:

"Once part of the household equipment of General Francis Marion. The central motive is, in its major parts, cut from a single piece of glazed English chintz and applied to a homespun linen ground. The colors are browns, reds and dull yellow... (Size 9' x 9')." (magazine 1926)

     For SC Rev. battles, maps, and command structure, JD has the best:  http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/home.html

    Thank you committed Sponsors for 2013:

 Anderson Pharmacy, R & V Ouzts, Manning; Bank of Clarendon, Manning; J & N Black, Manning; David Brinkman, Columbia; The Citizens Bank of Turbeville; The Clarendon Citizen, Manning; DAR Ladies, Manning; DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning; Farmers Telephone Coop, Kingstree; Edward Jones, R. Bradshaw, Manning; Lamar's, Manning; Manning Restaurant; NBSC, Manning; Prothro Chevrolet, Manning; G. Kinzer & P. Reilly, NY; Santee Electric Coop, Lake City; G & C Summers, Manning; Drs. Christine & Bob Swager, Spartanburg; Turbeville Ruritan Club; and W & D Turbeville, Manning.  Special thanks for the support of Mr. Thomas Kenan III and Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association for allowing the showing of this Marion miniature.

Best ever Francis Marion Symposium:

Come 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.  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.  

  Mail your registration to:  Francis Marion Symposium/Swamp Fox Murals Trail  PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
 Link for symposium_registration_form : print first page, mail your registration before Oct 10, 2013, check back for the next one.

  Friday, October 18, 2013

  2:00 PM  Registration / Sign-In / Welcome folders  

  2:30 PM    Alexia Helsley:  “Rebecca Brewton Motte - Revolutionary Heroine"

                     (Archivist, historian, and author from USC-Aiken)

  3:30 PM  Steve Smith:  "Francis Marion and the Snow’s Island Community"

                   (Research Associate Professor, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology)

  4:45 Tour or Discussion

  6:00 PM   Dinner & Christine Swager: ”Reclaiming our Heritage!"  with Carolina BBQ at CCTC

                     (Researcher, historian, and author from Spartanburg)

 Saturday, October 19, 2013   

   9:00 AM   Opening, Drinks & Breakfast Snacks

   9:30 AM   Dusty Owens:  The Role of Marion’s Subordinate Commanders in Marion’s early success w/ Hugh Giles  
                       (Researcher and re-enactor from Pamlico)

 10:30 AM   Dave Neilan:  Marion & The Trials and Tribulations of Peter Horry

                       (Researcher and author from PA)
 11:30 AM    Will Graves: "Colonel James Williams -  the Rest of the Story"

                       (Lawyer, researcher and author from NC)  

 12:30 PM   Discussions and Lunch – Marion related items

  2:00 PM   Karen MacNutt: ”After the Fox in Georgetown”

                     (Lawyer, researcher and historian from Boston)

  3 PM  Jack Buchanan: “ I have not the Honor of your Acquaintance but am no Stranger to your Character and merit.”

               (Researcher, historian and author from NY)

  4 PM  Charles Baxley Around the Campfire discussion

              (Lawyer, researcher and  historian from Camden)

  5 PM  Displays/ Book Signings

  6:15 PM   An Evening in Revolutionary War History Dinner Theater: Intro: Christine Swager for

          Joe Stukes (Historian and Professor Emeritus from Florence)  as Marquis d’ Lafayette

    Site: DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Tech College, 3315 Sumter Hwy. US 521, Manning, SC:  33.725°N, 80.2°W

 Remember you’re in the backcountry with the militia, so dress comfortably.

   Included: All Presentations Friday & Saturday, Friday: Dinner with presentation,

   Saturday: Breakfast snacks, Lunch, Dinner Theater   Price $ 95 ($175 / couple) By 10/10/13

           803-478-2645 or   gcsummers@ftc-i.net   

       If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add $3 for individuals and $5 for couples.

 

     "Like" or "Share" on Facebook: Francis Marion Symposium, plan to come...

 "Clarendon County Tour" app will tell and show you these sites and markers; 

    download here or at Google Play apps Store.  This is your walking and talking tour of the historic markers & sites

   Or tour at home & pick the site to visit in Clarendon County, South Carolina

 

Payment:   Make check payable to Francis Marion Symposium (by 10/10/13)

  Mail to:  Francis Marion Symposium,  PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

  Questions call   803-478-2645  or E-mail  gcsummers@ftc-i.net

  Book your own room and advise motel you are attending symposium for the special rates. 
  Transportation and accommodations:  responsibility of attendee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ricky Roberts built a scale model of Fort Watson

  and the Maham tower for the Clarendon Museum,

  displayed in front of a Fort Watson mural, 10-19-12.

Tributes to Francis Marion on-line:

Karen MacNutt reminds us why we admire General Francis Marion at his tomb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdF1r1Y_j8s

Professor Joe Stukes recounts a brief Francis Marion history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSw7ms2qUKw

Professor Joe Stukes recounts a horse for Francis Marion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qaYMQS-PBY&feature=related

Francis Marion Foils the British By Jefferson M. Gray 

http://www.historynet.com/up-from-the-swamp-francis-marion-foils-the-british.htm

Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, in miniature on our pin

 

   9th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium was October 14-15, 2011

Gen. CC Pinckney appeared at the 2011 Symposium

Francis Marion Symposium 2011 presenters

Rev. War fifer Garland

 


 

       Site: DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Tech College, 3315 Sumter Hwy. US 521, Manning, SC:  33.725°N, 80.2°W

 

Francis Marion by Karen MacNutt 2010    

See Details of Earlier Francis Marion Symposium:  2003-2007 & 2008-2012 - Click here

Motel Accommodations near Exits on I-95 in South Carolina
Motels at exit 119 are closest to Symposium site CCTC at exit 122.

   
Baymont Inn  – Exit 119 Manning (Pet-friendly)

2284 Raccoon Rd., Manning
 803-473-5333 / 803-473-5334 / 877-229-6668 
Days Inn of Manning – Exit 119 Manning (Pet-friendly)

2825 Paxville Rd., Manning
 803-473-4021  
Days Inn of Summerton – Exit 108

 400 Buff Rd., Summerton
 803-485-2865 / 800-329-7466  
Hampton Inn - Exit 119

 2822 Paxville Rd., Manning
803-505-4800  
Happy Pause Bed & Breakfast - Exit 119

1245 Striper Dr., Manning
     803-478-8084    www.happypause.com   
Howard Johnson  – Exit 119 Manning (Pet-friendly)

2816 Paxville Rd., Manning
 803-473-5135

Knights Inn  - Exit 115

6137 Alex Harvin Hwy., Manning

803-473-2596 / 803-460-0389

Quality Inn - Exit 119 Manning

3031 Paxville Rd., Manning
803-473-7550  
 

Book your own room!   Questions:  Francis Marion Symposium
        PO Box 667         Manning, SC 29102
803-478-2645 Or  E-mail   gcsummers@ftc-i.net 

Restaurants in Manning, Summerton & Turbeville, SC:


Becky's Bar-B-Que, Turbeville

Bojangles, Manning

Burger Chick, Manning

Calla Lily, Manning

Chat n’Chew, Turbeville

Cookout, Manning

Corner Diner & Grill, Manning

D & H Bar-B-Que, Manning

Domino's, Manning

Fayz, Lake Marion, Lake Marion, Manning

Georgio's Pizza & Greek 

Goat Island, Lake Marion

Golden Chick, Manning

Hardee's, Manning

Huddle House, Manning

J & E's, Davis Station

 JK's House of Ribs, Manning

Manning Restaurant, Manning

Mariachi's, Manning

McCabe's Bar-B-Que, Manning

McDonald's, Manning

Pizza Hut, Manning

Porter Jack's. Manning

Red's, Lake Marion, Manning

Sandwiche Castle, Manning

Shoney's, Manning

Sonic, Manning

Sub Station II, Manning

Subway, Manning

Summerton Diner, Summerton

TA Travel Center, Manning

Waffle House, Manning

Wendy's, Manning

Yucatan, Manning

Zaxby's, Manning

Names provided for your info, not endorsements.

Early Francis Marion Symposium History 2003-2010
Visit the Swamp Fox Murals Trail.
©2002

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 S.C. and Marion had a hand in roughly a third of those. 
 During this symposium we want to explore the man, the tactics and the effect he had on the overall war effort.

 

 Rev. Encampment & Living History  
"Celebrate Gen. Francis Marion Memorial Day" in Summerton, SC.
Symposium and Encampment featured in SCIWay, South Carolina Information Highway.
Coverage of the Francis Marion Symposium appears in "Smoke & Fire News",
July 2003 & 2005:  www.smoke-fire.com
and "Carologue", Fall 2003, Publication of SC Historical Society www.schistory.org

 Francis Marion Tour through Stars and Stripes Events from Iowa  http://www.starsandstripesevents.com
"American Revolution event Tour:  “The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion, Hero of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina.”
 Nov 4th (8 PM) through Nov 7th (5 PM), 2009. The real Francis Marion is even more exciting than the character
Walt Disney shared with us many years ago; or that Mel Gibson sought to portray in the “Patriot.”"

Francis Marion in the Mural of Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp in Manning, SC ©2001
Marion designated "Swamp Fox" by Tarleton at Ox Swamp
Swamp Fox Mural Trail - Manning, SC

Battle of Tearcoat Swamp at night - Revised 2017

Mural of Battle of Tearcoat Swamp in Turbeville, SC ©2002
Battle of Tearcoat Swamp at night - Swamp Fox Mural Trail - Turbeville, SC

 

Siege of Fort Watson is newest mural in Summerton on Swamp Fox Murals Trail. ©2002
Siege of Fort Watson is mural in Summerton on Swamp Fox Murals Trail.

Symposium Hosted by Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society

Questions:  803-478-2645; 803-460-9626 or E-mail:  gcsummers@ftc-i.net

Check out:  South Carolina's Front Door Website:
SCIway - The South Carolina Information Highway

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or Clarendon Murals or Swamp Fox Murals Trail

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