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Chatham County Historical Markers

Archibald Bulloch


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Archibald Bulloch
  • Location: Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah

ARCHIBALD BULLOCH

“This is no time to talk of moderation; in the

present instance it ceases to be a virtue.”

SPEECH TO PROVINCIAL CONGRESS, JUNE ?, 1776

Foremost among Georgia’s Revolutionary patriots stood Archibald

Bulloch whose remains rest in this vault. An early and staunch

advocate of American rights, Bulloch was among the patriots who

issued the call in 1774 for the first province-wide meeting of

the friends of Liberty in Georgia.

He served as President of the 1st and the 2nd Provincial

Congress & was a delegate in 1775 to the Continental Congress

where he won John Adams’ praise for his “abilities and fortitude.”

In April, 1776, Mr. Bulloch became the first President and

Commander in Chief of Georgia, an office he ably filled until

his untimely death during the latter part of February, 1777. His

loss was a severe blow to the revolutionary cause in Georgia

as his was the only leadership which united the Whig factions

in the troubled young State.

Theodore Roosevelt was the great-great-grandson of the

Georgia patriot.

025-17B GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953