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  1. American Revolution Names You Should Know

  2. Who was he? The hero of the Battle Of Kettle Creek What did he do? Led a Georgia militia group against the British Why did he do it? He hated the British and wanted independence. Other important details: Clarke County is named after him. Elijah Clarke

  3. Who was he? He was a slave who was freed and given land by the state of Georgia for his heroism. • What did he do? He fought in the American Revolution. • Why did he do it? He fought in the place of his master Richard Aycock. • Other important details: The land he was given was near Madison, Georgia. Austin Dabney

  4. Who was she? A Georgia frontierswoman and patriot • What did she do? Single-handedly captured 5-6 Tories who came to her house demanding dinner. • Why did she do it? They had killed her neighbor Col. John Dooley • Other important details: She is the only woman in Georgia to have a county named after her. Nancy Hart

  5. Who was he? A Georgia patriot who was originally from England. What did he do? He signed the Declaration of Independence. Why did he do it? He wanted Indepen- dence from England Other important details: • He died from gangrene after a duel • Gwinett County is named for him • His autograph is one of the most prized and is valued at over $250,000. Button Gwinett

  6. Who was he? A physician, a clergyman, and a statesman • What did he do? He signed the Declaration of Independence • Why did he do it? He wanted independence from England Other important details: Hall County is namedfor him. Lyman Hall

  7. Who was he? A carpenter and a lawyer What did he do? He signed the Declaration of Independence Why did he do it? He wanted independence Other important details: • He was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (26 years old) • Walton County is named for him George Walton

  8. What was it? A revolutionary war battle near Washington, GA Why was it important? It was the first patriot victory in GA and patriots gained weapons, horses, and supplies Who fought there? The rebel militia led by Col. Clarke against 800 British soldiers. Other important details: It raised the morale of the GA patriots Battle of Kettle Creek

  9. What was it? An attempt by the French and Americans to take control of Savannah from the British • Why was it important? The city and port of Savannah continued under British control for the next 3 ½ years • Who fought there?22 French ships and 4,000 French soldiers joined 15,000 Americans against the British. They lost the battle in 45 minutes. • Other important details: Polish Count Casmir Pulaski died in this battle. Siege of Savannah