Are we talking West Virginia or South Carolina ?
-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
Since Francis Marion was a famous South Carolina Revolutionary War leader, that woudl indicate South Carolina. Many years ago, I stayed at the Hotel Francis Marion, then a part of the Jack Tar chain, during a numismatic convention.
You should certainly see the Forts, Sumpter and Moultrie, and whatever exhibits are availible on the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley
, the first sub to ever sink an enemy warship. The original was found and was but I think is still in conservation. There is a replica, however, that gives a good idea of what Confederate submarine service was like. The Historic Area - SOB (South of Broad) is also marvelous just to walk around in. There are several house museums as well. There are also several plantations outside of town.