Knuckledraggin’ My Life Away has an excellent post surrounding the history of the Revolutionary War guerilla fighter The Swamp Fox. You should go read it.
Sadly, most of my knowledge about him comes from the Walt Disney TV version (staring Leslie Nielsen), with it’s cheesy theme song:
“…Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, hidin’ in the Glen…
He’ll run away to fight again!”
Even as a kid I joked that I, too, would have run away, if my name had been Francis Marion!