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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806)

 
 
General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
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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 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1914.
 
Location. 32° 4.521′ N, 81° 5.45′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is on Abercorn St, on the right when traveling north. Located in the Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Ga. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Denis Cottineau de Kerloguen (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance
General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker
of this marker); Colonial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Greene Malbone (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
General Lachlan McIntosh Marker, (r) beside his nephew Col. James McIntosh image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. General Lachlan McIntosh Marker, (r) beside his nephew Col. James McIntosh
In Savannah's Colonial Park Cemetery

General Lachlan McIntosh Marker and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. General Lachlan McIntosh Marker and Gravesite
McIntosh Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
5. McIntosh Markers
General McIntosh image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James B. Longacre
6. General McIntosh
Engraved by Henry H. Meyer. Photo courtesy of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "General Lachlan McIntosh." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-fe2d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,556 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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