Francis Marion gained the nickname "Swamp Fox" when Col. Banistre Tarleton said, "As for that old fox, the devil himself couldn't catch him." Plus he hid in swamps.
Because of his military tactics
Francis Marion, because of his stealth and lightning speed in carrying out guerrilla warfare in the South.
he was called the swamp fox because he was good at attacking the british and retreating quickly through swamps. British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton had been chasing Marion through the swamps for about 7 hours covering 26 miles. He finally gave up saying "As for this damned old fox, the Devil himself could not catch him." The name stuck. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/biography/fox.html#ixzz1fQPRSBAA
Francis Marion was born in South Carolina, and participated in the American Revolutionary War as a military officer. His nickname was 'The Swamp Fox.'
The "Swamp Fox."
His nickname was swamp fox.
Swamp Fox. Because he took swampy routes.
The Swamp Fox
Francis Marion was known as the swamp fox.
Francis Marion got his nickname when he was in a battle against the English. He was being heavily pursued, but just at the last moment he slipped out of the hands of the british and into the swamp like a fox.