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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joseph Brandt

1743 - 1807

 
 
Joseph Brandt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Joseph Brandt Marker
Inscription.
He was an educated, christian,
frontier-raised farmer, diplomat,
soldier, leader, related to barons
and generals. He received his
Masonic Orders from George III.
His skillful attacks on the frontier
made him one of the most known
and feared Native Americans of
his era. To his people he was
Thayendanegea of the Mohawks.

 
Erected by Stone placesd by David and Pamela Young.
 
Location. 32° 4.552′ N, 81° 6.033′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Boulevard (West Broad Street). Touch for map. Located between Louisville Road and West Harris Street (Between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum, in the Battlefield Memorial Park). 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. Joel Lane (here, next to this marker); Major General Anthony Wayne (here, next to this marker); Charles Pidcock (here, next to this marker); Lt. Ambrose Gordon (here, next to this marker); Lt. Col John Harris Cruger
Joseph Brandt Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
2. Joseph Brandt Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution
(here, next to this marker); Col. John Jones (here, next to this marker); Robert Morris (here, next to this marker); Lt Joseph Lawton (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Joseph Brandt (Thayendanegea) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 12, 2017
3. Joseph Brandt (Thayendanegea)
This 1786 portrait of Thayendanegea (1743-1807) by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Convinced that victory for the American colonists meant disaster for Native people, the Mohawk warrior Thayendanegea (also known as Joseph Brant) Jed loyalist troops in a number of devastating campaigns against rebel forces during the American Revolutionary War. At the war's conclusion, Brant journeyed to England to remind George III of his promise to compensate the Iroquois Confederacy for their military service and forfeited land. Brant's old friend Hugh Percy, the Duke of Northumberland, who had fought beside him in America, commissioned this imposing likeness from the American artist Gilbert Stuart, who was then based in London. In the portrait, Brant is shown wearing two gifts from the king: a crescent-shaped salver plate (known as a gorget) and a peace medal bearing the monarch’s profile. Brant's diplomatic efforts resulted in the award of 675,000 acres on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada, where he settled more than 1,800 Native American and white Loyalists.” – National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on March 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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