Francis Marion was a military officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Due to his irregular methods of battle, Marion was given the nickname Swamp Fox and is today considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare. Between 1959-1961 Disney produced a series of live-action television shows based on Marion starring Leslie Nielsen as Swamp Fox.
On this day in 1960 and exactly a year later in 1961, Walt Disney Presents aired episodes 4 and 7 (of the 8-part mini-series).
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