Greenville, SC (July 22, 2014) -- Four members of the GA Society SAR elected to National Office!
J. Michael Tomme, Sr. - Treasurer General; Larry T. Guzy - Registrar General; Col. Robert F. Towns - Historian General; Edward P. Rigel, Sr. MD - Surgeon General.

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Chapter President's Contact Information PDF Print E-mail
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GEORGIA SOCIETY CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

CONTACT INFORMATION

Altamaha
Jason Deal
4120 Long Branch Rd.
Bristol, GA 31518
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Athens
Scott Collins
130 Cherokee Forrest Dr.
Athens, GA 30601
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Atlanta
Terry Manning
1201 Timber Glen Ct. SW
Lilburn, GA 30047-7439
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Blue Ridge Mountains
David Cook
P.O. Box 2754
Blairsville, GA 30514
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Button Gwinnett
Gordon Woodard
4430 Red Rock Pt.
Suwanee, GA 30024-4079
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Captain John Collins
Harry Hagan
586 Leah Dr.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
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Casimir Pulaski
George Wheeless
63 New Court
Carrollton, GA 30116-5557
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Cherokee
Dennis Jane
4035 Hickory Fairway Dr.
Woodstock, GA
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Coweta Falls
David E. Fox
902 Cooper Ave.
Columbus, GA 30906
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Dalton
Douglas R. Woodruff
213 Carriage Dr.
Ringgold, GA
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Edward Telfair
Mitch Bush
12 Commodore Ct.
Savannah, GA 31410
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Four Rivers Patriots
Steve Deweil
453 Bostwick Cr.
Vidalia, GA 30474-9542
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George Walton
Bill Dobbs
3166 Floyd St.
Covington, GA 30014-2421
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Joel Early
Kenneth N. "Kenneth" Spooner
5401 Ash Rd.
Iron City, GA
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John Milledge
Bill Neely
105 Deer Trail, NE
Milledgeville, GA 31061-8716
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Joseph Habersham
Eric W. Colegrove
129 Stonebrook Dr.
Demorest, GA
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LaGrange
Forrest Johnson
115 Ashling Dr.
LaGrange, GA 30241
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Lyman Hall
Mike Bunting
768 Emory Stephens Road
Murrayville, GA 30564
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Marquis de Lafayette
Knox Herndon
125 Heritage Lane
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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Marshes of Glynn
John Turrentine
P.O. Box 24414
St. Simons Island, GA 
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Mill Creek
Ted Lewis
485 SW Broad St
Metter, GA 
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Ocmulgee
Ray Crumbley
172 Lake View Dr. N
Macon, GA 31210-8638
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Patrick Carr Rangers
David L. Hargrove
P.O. Box 148
Waynesboro, GA
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Piedmont
Bill Kabel
4305 Sprucebough Dr.
Marietta, GA 30062
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Robert Forsyth
Tom Davis
7215 Wyngate Way
Cumming, GA 30040
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Rome
Bill Houston
643 Haywood Valley Rd.
Armuchee, GA
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Samuel Elbert
Larry Wilson
1216 Robinwood Lane
Elberton, GA 30635-2708
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Sons of Liberty
Tony Toth
5155 Rosetrace Cv.
Powder Springs, GA 30127-8436
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Valdosta
Carl M. Cates
3646 Victoria Drive
Valdosta, GA 
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Washington-Wilkes
Thomas M. Owen
401 South Alexander Ave.
Washington, GA
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William Few
William Colbert
4537 Glenda Ln.
Evans, GA 30809
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Wiregrass
H. Wilder Smith, Jr.
210 N. Racetrack St.
Swainsboro, GA 30401-0406
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The War in the South PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mims Wilkinson, Bob Galer, Claude Snow   

The following information is provided in chronological order so that the reader may follow the sequence of events of the Revolutionary War battles as they developed in The Southern Campaign.  Except for the discussion on Kettle Creek and Ramsour’s Mill, all other material is used with permission from the author, A. Mims Wilkinson, Jr., member of the Atlanta Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution.


THE END OF WAR IN THE NORTH

On October 7, 1777, in the Hudson River Country of Upper New York State, an American Army under the Command of General Horatio Gates defeated the British Army of General John Burgoyne in the Second Battle of Freeman's Farm also called "Saratoga." Thereafter, while American Regular Continental Army troops and militiamen continued to arrive, the British withdrew to another position nearby and on October 17, 1777, the British Army of approximately 5,500 men found itself surrounded by an American force of 15,200, mostly fresh and well supplied with food and ammunition.

The army of "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne with all its stores, arms and equipment, surrendered and General Gates was given credit for the victory.

But he provided little leadership and the heroes of the battle were General Benjamin Lincoln, Colonel Daniel Morgan and General Benedict Arnold.  In those days, armies in the North did not fight in winter, and in December 1777, General Washington ordered the Army into winter quarters at Valley Forge, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hardships at Valley Forge are well known, but one of the principal compensating factors was the drill instruction and organizational skill of the German patriot, Baron Von Stueben, who occupied the soldiers' time in military exercises, close order drill formations and musket and bayonet drill. He brought about by military discipline a change in the troops from raw, unskilled, incompetent farmers to dependable, steadfast, self-confident soldiers, a match for the professionals of Britain and their Hessian mercenaries.

After Valley Forge, the last major battle of the war in the North was fought at Monmouth, New Jersey, with indecisive results, and both sides entitled to claim victory. The American Commanders were LaFayette, Nathaniel Greene, Anthony Wayne and Stirling, facing the British troops under Lord Charles Cornwallis, who subsequently was ordered South by the British Commander in Chief, Sir Henry Clinton, and again faced Nathaniel Greene in the Southern Campaign.

So, on June 28, 1778, the war ended in the North.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:14 )
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Grave Marking - An Honorable Pursuit PDF Print E-mail
Written by COL George Thurmond   

So, now you are the graves committee chairman or maybe interested in marking an ancestor’s grave. In any event, this is one of the most rewarding ventures that you can participate in as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. It also provides one of the few programs that can include all chapter members – a great team building opportunity.

The basic job description is simple – Find them and fix them! So, how do we get started? Locating the grave can be a real challenge. A name or list can get you on your way. Next, develop a list of resources that can aid in the project. Use known references, such as the DAR Patriot Index, State Archives, State Sources for Family Histories, County Histories, Historical Societies, published Family Histories, Church Histories, to name a few.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 May 2010 08:43 )
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