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1725, Mar 171806, Feb 20
a Scottish American military and political leader during the American Revolution and the early United States. In a 1777 duel, he fatally shot Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. By 1770, McIntosh had become a leader in the independence movement in Georgia. In January 1775 he helped organize delegates to the Provincial Congress from the Darien District of St. Andrew Parish. On January 7, 1776, McIntosh was commissioned as a colonel in the Georgia Militia. He raised the 1st Georgia Regiment of the Georgia Line, organized the defense of Savannah and helped repel a British assault at the Battle of the Rice Boats in the Savannah River.
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04/28/1776-Colonel Lachlan McIntosh writes to George Washington from Savannah about troop recruitment
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