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Archibald Bulloch

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2008
1. Archibald Bulloch Marker
Inscription. "This is no time to talk of moderation; in the present instance it ceases to be a virtue."
Speech to Provincial Congress, JUNE ?, 1776

Foremost among Georgia's Revolutionary patriots stood Archibald Bulloch whose remains rest in this vault. An early and staunch advocate of American rights, Bulloch was among the patriots who issued the call in 1774 for the first province-wide meeting of the friends of Liberty in Georgia.

He served as President of the 1st and the 2nd Provincial Congress & was a delegate in 1775 to the Continental Congress where he won John Adams' praise for his "abilities and fortitude."

In April, 1776, Mr. Bulloch became the first President and Commander in Chief of Georgia, an office he ably filled until his untimely death during the latter part of February, 1777. His loss was a severe blow to the revolutionary cause in Georgia as his was the only leadership which united the Whig factions in the troubled young State.

Theodore Roosevelt was the great-great-grandson of the Georgia patriot.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-17B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Archibald Bulloch Marker
32° 4.5′ N, 81° 5.395′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Ave. Click for map. In Colonial Park Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duellist's Grave (here, next to this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (a few steps from this marker); James Johnston (a few steps from this marker); William Scarbrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (1759-1815) (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See marker about Cemetery
 
Also see . . .
1. New Georgia Encyclopedia. " At the Continental Congress, Bulloch immediately impressed the delegates from the other colonies when he arrived wearing homespun clothes, symbolizing Georgia's commitment to the embargo on British goods. " (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. About Bulloch by Wikipedia
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Archibald Bulloch Marker
. "In the Continental Congress, he was a member of the Secret Committee, which was responsible for gathering war supplies." (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
4. Archibald Bulloch Marker
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By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Archibald Bulloch Marker
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By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
6. Archibald Bulloch Marker
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By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
7. Archibald Bulloch Marker
At the grave site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
8. At the grave site
Inscription : " First President of Georgia 1776-1777 Archibald Bulloch Born in So. Carolina 1730 Died in Savh 1777 "
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Wikipedia
9. Archibald Bulloch
 
 
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