Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia

Harvey H. Jackson

Reclaiming a lost figure in southern colonial history


"An excellent and highly readable overview of the life of McIntosh and the political turmoil in which he was involved."
American Historical Review

"An important contribution to our understanding of Georgia politics in the era of the American Revolution."
Georgia Historical Quarterly

Lachlan McIntosh (1728-1806) was a prominent Georgia planter, patriarch of his Highland Scots clan in America, and the ranking general from Georgia in the Continental army. Often, however, he is known simply as the man who, in a duel, mortally wounded Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. This biography fleshes out McIntosh considerably and, just as important, uses his life as a springboard for discussing the rapidly shifting political, social, and economic forces at work during a crucial period of Georgia's history.

Page count: 234 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5

Read more about Lachlan McIntosh at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Harvey H. Jackson is a professor of history, and department head, at Jacksonville State University. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of nine books, including Rivers of History and Putting "Loafing Streams" to Work.