The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From General Francis Marion,

Has NG's letter of "the 23d." Lee has informed NG of the "Little Success on Georgetown, which coud not be greater without artillery."[1] Col. [John] Watson-Tadwell marched for Camden "Last Wednesday" [24 January], leaving forty men at Wright's Bluff. That post is on a "very Steep hill, picquetted & double abatis." Marion and Lee "are going Against" it.[2] The swollen Santee River prevented them from attempting to bring off the stores at Colonel Thompson's.[3] Marion hopes soon to "Acquaint" NG with their successes. "Colo Lee's Interprising Genuis promises much."
Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 1 p.
    [1.] The attack on Georgetown is discussed at Lee to NG, second letter of 25 January (PGNG, 7: 197-199).
    [2.] The British invasion of North Carolina forced NG to recall Lee and thus kept Marion from attacking Ft. Watson, at Wright's Bluff. Thomas Sumter tried and failed to take the fort in late February. (See note at Sumter to NG, 6 March, PGNG, 7: 403.)
    [3.] A detachment from Marion's brigade did cross the Santee and destroy British supplies stored at Thompson's Plantation. Marion discussed the raid in his letter to NG of 2 February (PGNG, 7: 239).