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Near Phoenixville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh

 

—Protector of General George Washington —

 
Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 3, 2012
1. Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh Marker
Inscription.
Honor Court to
Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh

A General charged with the Safety of
George Washington,
the Commander in Chief of the
Continental Army at Valley Forge 1777-78
A Native of Georgia in Command of the
“Life Guard” Virginians
and the North Carolina Brigade
His model unit was the Nucleus of
Fredrich Von Steuben’s Drill Corps.

 
Erected 1968 by Patriotic Order Sons of America.
 
Location. 40° 5.936′ N, 75° 27.775′ W. Marker is near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This Marker is just off of Horseshoe Trail on the edge of Valley Forge Park. The entry is at Owen Road and Valley Forge Road. (PA Rt.# 23) Drive up the gravel road to the paved parking lot, this marker is behind the Patriotic Order Sons of America building you are parked in front of. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor the Maker of First American Flag (here, next to this marker); George Washington’s Coffee Bean Tree
Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 3, 2012
2. Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh
The marker is at the foot of the flagpole. Yes, there is indeed a flag at the top of this very tall flagpole; it was erected so the flag would stay above the tree line. I took this photo with my back against the P.O.S.O.A. Building here. The hill that can be seen on the horizon is Valley Forge National Park.
(a few steps from this marker); Horse-Shoe Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Valley Forge (about 400 feet away); Valley Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Icon (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Village of Valley Forge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenixville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Lachlan McIntosh - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 19, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. US History - Valley Forge - McIntosh. (Submitted on January 19, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. A Duel: Lachlan McIntosh v. Button Gwinnett
Born in Scotland, in 1725 Lachlan McIntosh was the son of the head of the McIntosh clan. John McIntosh arrived in Georgia with Oglethorpe's party. (Oglethorpe designed the city of
Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh
Savannah). His education was somewhat neglected during the move from Scotland, but Oglethorpe gave him assistance in mathematics and McIntosh developed a good education through his own efforts.
Lachlan McIntosh was an American military and political leader during the American Revolution, and the early United States. He was tasked with the job of keeping our Commander in Chief safe from harm during the Encampment at Valley Forge. In a 1777 duel, he shot dead Button Gwinnett , following a dispute after a failed invasion of East Florida.

Button Gwinnett was also an English-born American political leader he was a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, and was the second signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was also, briefly, the provisional president of Georgia in 1777. Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of metropolitan Atlanta) was named for him.
    — Submitted January 19, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Patriotic Order Sons of America Building c.1927 image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain c. 1927
4. Patriotic Order Sons of America Building c.1927
This building is no longer visible from the road. This 1927 view is from near the bank of Valley Creek. The creek bank being unmolested for 80 plus years has grown some mature trees.
Patriotic Order Sons of America image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 3, 2012
5. Patriotic Order Sons of America
This sign is visible from Valley Forge Road. It is the entry point for several markers. There is a parking lot at the top of the hill with ample parking.
Patriotic Order Sons of America image. Click for full size.
By P.O.S. of A Logo
6. Patriotic Order Sons of America
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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