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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Samuel Hammond

Samuel Hammond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Samuel Hammond Marker
Inscription.  Born in Richmond County, Virginia, Sept. 1757, Died at Varello, near Augusta, Sept. 1842.

Patriot, Soldier, Statesman.

Captain of minutemen at Great Kanahwa, 1774.
Long Bridge, Norfolk, 1775.
Aid to General Hand at Pittsburgh, 1778.
Colonel of cavalry under Washington, 1779.

With General Greene in every important engagement through Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. On the front line at Eutaw, Cowpens and Kings Mountain. At the siege of Charleston, Savannah and Augusta. Member of Congress from Georgia, 1802. Appointed by President Jefferson in 1805 to the command of upper Louisiana. First territorial governor of Missouri. Secretary of State in South Carolina, 1831.

He gave 60 years of public service to the cause of America.

This memorial in his honor, placed by the Augusta Chapter Daughters of American Revolution, as the final tribute of his grandson, Hugh Vernon Washington.
Erected by Augusta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these
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topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
Location. 33° 28.421′ N, 81° 58.045′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Greene Street, in the median. Between 8th & 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Veterans of 1898-1902 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church Convention (about 300 feet away); 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (about 400 feet away); Two Early Augusta Churches (about 600 feet away); William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. (about 700 feet away); Church Of The Most Holy Trinity (about 700 feet away); James Brown (Plaza) (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Samuel Hammond Marker, looking east on Greene St. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Samuel Hammond Marker, looking east on Greene St.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,701 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2024, by Carolyn Sanders of Plano, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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