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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.

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Him and the American troops made quick attacks on the British and then hid in the Carolina Swamps

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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.

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