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Horry, P. (Peter)

Overview
Works: 38 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 4,027 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Composer
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Most widely held works by P Horry
The life of Gen. Francis Marion : a celebrated partisan officer in the Revolutionary War, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( Book )

102 editions published between 1809 and 2007 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Carl Schaeffer
The life of General Francis Marion : a celebrated partisan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( Book )

51 editions published between 1824 and 2008 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mason L. "Parson" Weems's embellished 1824 biography of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, South Carolina's "Swamp Fox," whose guerrilla tactics against the British deemed him uncatchable and inspired the 2000 film "The Patriot."
The life of Gen. Francis Marion a celebrated partizan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( Book )

26 editions published between 1814 and 1977 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Major Gen. Francis Marion: : the most celebrated partisan officer in the Revolutionary War, against the British and Tories, in South Carolina and Georgia. by M. L Weems( Book )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Gen. Francis Marion a celebrated partizan officer in the Revolutionary War against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( )

2 editions published between 1815 and 1816 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Gen. Francis Marion a celebrated partisan officer in the Revolutionary War against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia by M. L Weems( )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Marion by M. L Weems( Book )

5 editions published between 1882 and 1884 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life of Gen. F. Marion, a celebrated partizan officer in the Revolutionary War ... Fourth edition, improved by P Horry( Book )

3 editions published between 1816 and 1882 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Gen. Francis Marion, a celebrated partisan officer in the Revolutionary war ... by M. L Weems( Book )

3 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Washington by Leonard Henley( Book )

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The writer of this little book makes no claim to originality of research. ... His only aim has been to write a truthful, intelligible and readable book, for those who want a short biography of the most exalted character in Modern History."--Preface
Marion, Horry & Weems( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six "previously unpublished letters" of Marion, Horry and Weems collected by David L. Kent, with portraits of the 3 men by David Avila
The life of Gen. Francis Marion by M. L Weems( Book )

1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoranda by South Carolina( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series consists of a two-page listing found in the middle of the volume of judgments issued in civil cases heard before the magistrates court. The book is also known as Peter Horry's Justice Book for the magistrate who kept the register
Justice book, 1783-1785; fees of register's office, 1787 by P Horry( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of General Francis Marion by M. L Weems( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fall of Charleston during the American Revolution, South Carolina was devoid of any organized resistance to the British army. It was under these circumstances that Francis Marion organized his famous band of partisans. They resorted to hit-and-run tactics, operating out of the impenetrable swamps of the region. Every man and boy who joined Marion's force was a volunteer. Everyone furnished his own clothing and weapons. When Marion issued a call, his men left their farms and reported with arms in hand. Under Marion's clever direction, the band eluded British general Banastre Tarleton so frequently that he was recalled by Cornwallis. As Tarleton left, he remarked, "As for this damned old fox, the devil himself could not catch him." The nickname "Swamp Fox" stuck with Marion from then on. After the war, those who knew of Marion's exploits pressured Peter Horry, one of Marion's closest friends and an officer in his brigade, to write a biography of the hero. Horry later sent his manuscript to Mason L. "Parson" Weems, who had gained fame for his publication of The Life of Washington. Just as he had evoked poetic license with the story of young Washington chopping down a cherry tree, Weems took liberties to spice up Marion's story. Horry therefore disassociated himself from the book when it was published in 1824
"Head quarters" [High Hills of the Santee, S.C.], to Col. [Peter] Horry by Nathanael Greene( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deploring the disagreements and disputes between officers; noting that "such disputes will weaken our own exertions and encourage the enemy; for they will be informed of all those matters"; telling him that General [Francis] Marion "cannot wish to injure [him] after knowing how much [Horry] has done and suffered for the cause"; exhorting him to "let neither pride[,] passion or resentment hurry [him] into any thing that may widen the breach between [them]"; commenting on the capture of Lord Cornwallis
The life of General Francis Marion, a celebrated partisan officer by M. L Weems( Book )

2 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life of gen. francis marion, a celebrated partisan officer in the by P Horry( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The life of General Francis Marion : a celebrated partisan officer, in the revolutionary war, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia
Alternative Names
Horry, Peter

Peter Horry Continental Army officer

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English (228)

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