3 edition of Swamp Fox of the Confederacy found in the catalog.
Swamp Fox of the Confederacy
|Series||Confederate centennial studies,, no. 2|
|LC Classifications||E467.1.T47 M6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||123|
|LC Control Number||56058449|
Thompson soon gained renown as the "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy" his battalion was known as the "Swamp Rats." When Union General John C. Fremont issued an emancipation proclamation illegally attempting to free the slaves in Missouri, Thompson declared a counter-proclamation and his force of 3, soldiers began raiding Union positions near the. A very readable but dated () biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. The author doesn't admit to this until his afterword, but he fills in some of the blanks in Marion's life like a historical novelist. Marion was long on action but short on leaving written records so /5(5).
And through the Santee swamp so deep, Without the aid of friendly moon, And we, Heaven help us, half asleep! But courage, comrades! Marion leads, The Swamp Fox takes us out to-night; So clear your swords and spur your steeds, There’s goodly chance, I think, of fight. X. “We follow where the Swamp Fox guides, We leave the swamp and cypress tree. A New Jersey Yankee now living in the area of Virginia known as "Mosby's Confederacy" during the Civil War, curator Kathleen Golden shares what she finds so interesting about John S. Mosby—the ranger, fugitive, friend of President Ulysses S. Grant, diplomat, and inspiration for a s television show—on his th birthday.
Thompson would engage in several small skirmishes, where he often emerged out of the seemingly impassable swamps, earning him the name “Swamp Fox.” Thompson was finally defeated at the Battle of Fredericktown and forced out of Missouri. He would return as part of both Col. John Marmaduke’s first raid and Gen. Sterling Price’s raid in So if one wishes to get a better sense of the real Francis Marion (), one could start by visiting the Low Country here, where the Swamp Fox fought his .
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This land became known as "Dixie-land", a play on his last name, and he became known to all as the "Swamp Fox". Using numerous published and unpublished primary sources, Mr. Koblas has written the first-ever thorough military biography of this legendary and overlooked Confederate /5(4).
"M. Jeff Thompson: MIssouri's Swamp Fox of the Confederacy" is a very rare glimpse into the life of a Missouri Confederate officer in the Civil War. He operated in southeast Missouri which is often ignored in discussions of the western theater of the war or the war in Missouri.
It was a particularly brutal brand of warfare in that part of the /5(7). Swamp Fox was a nickname of various Americans. Francis Marion, American Revolution leader; Alvin Dark, baseball player and manager; M. Jeff Thompson, a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War known as "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy"; John Jackson Dickison, a colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
The biographical reference book that I'm reading calls neither Dickison nor Thompson the "Swamp Fox". Thompson's men are refered to as the Swamp Rats and a book titled "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy:the Life and Military Services of M Jeff. Thompson by James Monaghan is mentioned.
There is no reference to Dickison by that nickname however. All that said, this book has some serious warts. First off, the figure of J. Dickison is sometimes a little oversold to the reader.
It starts with the cover of the book, which portrays some of Dickison' I want to start by saying that I really did like this book, and I think it's great that the author decided to give a book-length treatment /5. John Jackson Dickison, known as J.
Dickison (Ma – Aug ), was an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil on is mostly remembered as being the person who led the attack which resulted in the capture of the Union warship USS Columbine in the "Battle of Horse Landing".
This was one of the few instances in which a Union warship was. Francis Marion (c. – Febru ), also known as the Swamp Fox, was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War (–). Acting with the Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina and Charleston in andeven after the Continental Army was driven out.
JJ Dickison: Swamp Fox of the Confederacy by John J. Koblas ISBN ISBN Paperback; Clearwater, Minnesota, U.s.a.: North Star Press Of. Brigadier-General M. Jeff Thompson (Janu – September 5, ), nicknamed "Swamp Fox," was a senior officer of the Missouri State Guard who commanded cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil CSS General M.
Jeff Thompson (ca. ) was named after him. Nickname: "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy" Date of death: September 5, ; Place of death: St. Joseph, Missouri; Cause of death: Tuberculosis; Final resting place: Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph; Very few leaders in the American Civil War experienced the conflict on more levels than M.
Jeff Thompson. Between and he was a guerrilla. The book discusses ups and downs of Marion's military career, a few failures as well as his many successes.
In the final analysis, this is a satisfying work on "the Swamp Fox," including a nice analysis of his live after the Revolutionary WarReviews: The book follows his life from beginning to end and even includes some of his poetry.
It is a fairly quick read and is well written although "M. Jeff Thompson: MIssouri's Swamp Fox of the Confederacy" is a very rare glimpse into the life of a Missouri Confederate officer in the Civil War.4/5.
The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution - Kindle edition by Oller, John. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American s: Directed by Harry Keller.
With Leslie Nielsen, John Sutton, Joy Page, Tim Considine. Under the command of Colonel Tarleton of the Green Dragoon cavalry, Francis Marion strives to free South Carolina from the British.
In the book, J. Dickison: Swamp Fox of the Confederacy, author John J. Koblas recounts what happened: “The second volley of Confederate fire cut the wheel chains of the Columbine, taking out the steering and soon stranding it on a sandbar in the river.
The Columbine carried a pair of thirty-two-pounder cannons and men, all with small. For me, M. Jeff Thompson is the Swamp Fox of the Confederacy, but J.J. Dickison's operations in Florida apparently earned him a similar degree of notoriety.
John J. Koblas's J.J. Dickison: Swamp Fox of the Confederacy is a highly laudatory account of Capt. Dickison's operations.
Cheesy cover art aside, the book is a serious study that sports an. Swamp Fox caused the British to divert troops to protect their lines of supply - sometimes elite units such as Banastre Tarleton's legion.
The reader will also note that Marion is defending patriot civilians from Loyalist attacks - often simply by his presence in the countryside. In other words, he's protecting the friendly, civilian s: Swamp Fox Bookstore is a locally owned independent bookstore coming soon to Marion, IA in the fall of Buy books online now and support local today.
The Confederate Swamp Fox THE STORY OF JOHN JACKSON DICKISON AND HOW THE EFFORTS OF ONE MAN KEPT FLORIDA FROM FALLING UNDER FEDERAL OCCUPATION DURING THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE. Captain John Jackson Dickison with a very limited force was largely responsible for keeping Florida from falling under Federal occupation during the war for.
JJ Dickison: Swamp Fox of the Confederacy by John J. Koblas. North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc., 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. soft cover in near fine condition. Has the feel of a new book.
Pages clean and free of markings. An admiring biography of Francis Marion (), a military hero of the American Revolution. As Oller (American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague—Civil War "Belle of the North" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal,etc.) notes, readers of a certain age will remember Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” as the subject of a Disney TV series that ran from toand he.
The movie The Patriot exaggerated the Swamp Fox legend for a whole new generation. Although Francis Marion led surprise attacks against the .Advance praise for The Swamp Fox "Not only a new Francis Marion, but a new American Revolution emerges from these riveting pages.
Best of all, John Oller has performed this feat with solid, totally convincing research. His is a book that every American will learn from-and enjoy."-Thomas Fleming, bestselling author of The Great Divide.