General Francis Marion Day 2012

Encampment at the Marion Court House Square, February, 2012.
Col. Hugh Giles Reg't., Britton's Neck Militia.
From 1780-1782 they formed part of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion's Brigade.


Officer, Nathan Poston, taking a break after all that drilling.

Two promising recruits: Liam Cox & Javarious Williams.

Dianne Owens, when not making gingerbread,
may be found at her needlework.

Tools of the joiner (Denley Caughman), who is making a surveyor's compass.

Inside an officer's tent. All furnishings, including the rope bed,
were handmade by Denley Caughman.

At the ceremonies (forced inside by the weather): Earl Spivey, Denley Caughman, Dusty Owens, Maxcy Foxworth, DAR Regent Bettise Davidson (Blue Savannah/Swamp Fox Chapter), and Tres Hyman.

General Francis Marion Day 2011
All 2011 photos by Jerri White.

Fanning's Brigade, a Loyalist militia detachment of reenactors from North Carolina (above), joined our own Hugh Giles Reg't., Britton's Neck Militia (below) for camp activities and a reenactment of the Battle of Blue Savannah. That skirmish occured in August or September, 1780 when Francis Marion encountered the local Pee Dee Loyalist Militia near Ariel Crossroads.

Encampment at the Courthouse Square, beside the Marion Library. There were many displays and demonstrations this year. Francis Marion Days in Marion just gets better each year. Many thanks to the City or Marion and to the committees and individuals who do all the the hard work to make this happen every year.

Come join us next year!

Judy, Marion Chamber of Commerce, 843-423-3561
Pam, City of Marion, 843-423-5961, Ext. 11 or


General Francis Marion Day 2010

Marion, South Carolina

27 February 2010

In April 2007 the South Carolina General Assembly passed a bill designating 27 February of every year as "General Francis Marion Memorial Day" and it was signed into law by Gov. Sanford in May 2007. 2009 marked the beginning of the celebration locally. Marion Celebrated with:

Revolutionary War flags lining Main Street.

Reenactors' encampment on the Courthouse Square, featuring
Col. Hugh Giles' Regiment, Britton's Neck Militia.

Wreath-laying ceremony by Bettise Baker Davidson, Regent,
Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter, D.A.R., with Color Guard,
at the statue of Brigadier General Francis Marion on the Square.
Bettise is also a past president of the Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS.

Marion school children and musicians in attendance.

Pee Dee Chapter members Denley Caughman, Maxcy Foxworth, Tres Hyman, and Diane and Dusty Owens are part of the General Francis Marion Day Committee. They were very active and instrumental in preparations and planning for this event.

Photo by Jerri White

Photo by Jerri White

Photo by Jo Dickerson

Photo by Jo Dickerson

General Francis Marion Day 2009

Photo by Jerri White

Photo by Jerri White

2009-2010 Reenactors of the Britton's Neck Militia, Continentals, and others:
Denley Caughman, Dusty Owens, Luke Pittman, Nathan Poston, Earl Spivey, Josh Gause and Diane Owens; joining them from Florence was Vic Phillips.


Pee Dee Chapter Officers

Contact for Webpage:
Jo Church Dickerson


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