(Col Hugh) CEMETERY, Kedron Rd., MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Col. Hugh Brown memorial. An American Revolutionary War Soldier.
BROWN, Col. Hugh, 8 Feb 1762 - 13 May 1851. Revolutionary War Soldier, as a young man, he rode with the famous General Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox" in his raids against British troops during the War of American Independence mostly in South & North Carolina. General Francis Marion was a leader in military tactics not seen before by the British, which ultimately brought about their defeat. This is described as a forerunner of guerilla warfare tactics. The Patriots knew the terrain better than the British and General Marion got his reputation when he eluded the British by following the swampy lands.
Information and photos by Wayne Austin 30 Dec 2008. War service information from MCTC.