13th Swamp Fox Symposium to delight Revolutionary War enthusiasts

by | September 10, 2015 1:32 am

Last Updated: September 9, 2015 at 9:43 am

Those gathered at last year’s Swamp Fox Symposium thought it would likely be Dr. Joe Stukes’ last portraying Revolution War icons like Francis Marion and Charles Pinckney.
A professor emeritus with Francis Marion University, Stukes said he was stepping down from his role in the event’s annual Saturday night dinner theater.
But Stukes will return this year as Marion, reminiscing about the famous general’s time as the Swamp Fox stalking the British in the South Carolina backcountry.
This year’s symposium will be held Oct. 23-24, with early-bird registration ongoing through Oct. 1. The price for both days – which features lectures, receptions, lunch and dinner – at the early bird price is $90 per person and $165 per couple. After Oct. 1, the price is $95 per person and $175 per couple. Registration closes Oct. 13.
Lectures and other items on the agenda include:
“Francis Marion, his brother and the Cherokee Campaign” by Karen MacNutt;
“Marion and Persons of Color” by John Oller;
“Wadboo Creek and General Francis Marion’s last Campsite, as seen from above,” a video by Norman Walsh;
“Dorothy Sinkler Richardson as the relict of General Richard Richardson,” a performance by Peggy Picket;
“Comparing and Contrasting Francis Marion and David Fanning” by Joe Epley;
“The Revolution in the Spartan District” by Kathy Cann;
“Kings Mountain – the Rest of the Story” by J.D. Lewis;
“A Great and Good Man: Nathaniel Greene and the Road to Charleston – Warts and All” by John Buchanana;
“Come to the Cow Pens!” by Christine Swager;
“Analysis of the Bridges Campaign, starting at Wyboo through Correspondences” by Dave Neilan;
“Two very enterprising Officers are employed upon this Service: The Collaboration of Francis Marion and Henry Lee” by Jim Piecuch;
“The General Francis Marion Reminiscing” by Joe Stukes.
For more information, call George Summers at (803) 478-2645, email gcsummers@ftc-i.net or visit francismarionsymposium.com.

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