During the years 1776-1786 the British Captured and held Charleston, South Carolina. But there was a man who was a born leader, Francis Marion ,was that man. When there was an emergency of any kind he notified his men by grape-vine. These men furnished their own muskets, powder, and shot. They rode their own horses. They brought such food as they could carry; untainted, but so effective against the British.Joseph and Robert Nettles, Matthew Singleton(and other Singleton's/this is my gggggrandfather) were "Marion Men", from Williamsburg Dist South Carolina.