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General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806)

 
 
General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2008
1. General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker
Inscription. Lachlan McIntosh, Georgia's ranking Continental officer in the American Revolution, was the son of John Mor Mackintosh who settled with a group of Highlanders on the Altamaha in 1736. Lachlan served as a cadet in Oglethorpe’s Regiment and received part of his schooling at Bethesda. During the Colonial era he became a leading planter at Darien, accumulating a considerable property which he lost in the Revolution.

A firm supporter of American rights, McIntosh was commissioned Colonel of the first Continental regiment raised in Georgia. A feud with Button Gwinnett, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, resulted in a duel fought near Savannah, May 16, 1777.

McIntosh was transferred to Gen. Washington’s headquarters after Gwinnett’s death. He served with credit at Valley Forge and Washington, who described him as an “Officer of great worth and merit,” later gave him command of the Western Department at Fort Pitt. Returning to Georgia in 1779, Gen. McIntosh took part in the Siege of Savannah. His military career in the American Revolution, in which he shed his blood defending Georgia’s borders, terminated with his capture when Charlestown fell in 1780.

In 1784 the Continental Congress promoted McIntosh to Major General, vindicating him from his unjust suspension from command four years before as a
General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker
result of representation to it by Gov. Walton. The patriot-hero lived out his remaining years at Savannah.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.521′ N, 81° 5.45′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Abercorn St, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Ga. 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. Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) (here, next to this marker); Capt. Denis N. Cottineau (1745-1808) (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (1759-1815)
General Lachlan McIntosh Marker, (r) beside his nephew Col. James McIntosh image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. General Lachlan McIntosh Marker, (r) beside his nephew Col. James McIntosh
In Savannah's Colonial Park Cemetery

(within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (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. Marker for Colonial Park Cemetery
 
Also see . . .
1. US History. org entry for General Lachlan McIntosh. On January 7, 1776, he was appointed Colonel of Georgia troops and in September 1776, he was elected Brigadier General of the Continental Troops of Georgia. (Submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipeda entry for General Lachlan McIntosh. On May 1, 1777, Lachlan McIntosh addressed the Georgia assembly denouncing (Button) Gwinnett in the harshest terms calling him a "scoundrel and lying rascal." Gwinnett called on McIntosh and demanded an apology or satisfaction. McIntosh refused to apologize and Gwinnett challenged him to a duel. (Submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Lachlan McIntosh Marker and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. General Lachlan McIntosh Marker and Gravesite
McIntosh Markers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
5. McIntosh Markers
General McIntosh image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. General McIntosh
Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2008
7. Gravestone
Red marker reads " Revolutionary Soldier General Machlan McIntosh • Placed by Lachlan McIntosh Chapter D.A.R. "
General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker
 
 
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