McINTOSH, Lachlan, a Delegate from Georgia; born near Raits, in Badenoch, Scotland,
March 17, 1725; immigrated with his parents to Georgia in 1736 and established
the settlement of New Inverness; acquired an education and became a surveyor;
delegate to the Provincial Congress at Savannah in 1775; entered the military
service of Georgia and later served in the Continental Army and rose to the
rank of brigadier general; fought a duel on May 16, 1777, with Button Gwinnett,
fatally wounding his opponent; elected to the Continental Congress in 1784 but
did not attend; died in Savannah, Ga., February 20, 1806; interment in Colonial
Park Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
BibliographyJackson, Harvey H.
Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia.
1979. Reprint, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003.