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Button Gwinnett
April 10, 1735 Button Gwinnett born, England
  Button Gwinnett
February 2, 1776 Provincial congress elects Archibald Bulloch, John Houstoun, Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett and George Walton as representatives to the 2nd Continental Congress
  Lyman Hall
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Button Gwinnett
  Archibald Bulloch
  George Walton
April 5, 1776 Archibald Bulloch writes letter to Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett, and George Walton giving them great latitude in voting at the Second Continental Congress
  Lyman Hall
  Button Gwinnett
  Archibald Bulloch
  George Walton
January 24, 1777 At the behest of the 2nd Continental Congress, a "Committee of Seven" is appointed to revise the Rules and Regulations of 1776. Button Gwinnett, William Belcher, Joseph Wood, Josiah Lewis, John Adam Treutlen, Henry Jones and George Wells are chosen.
  John Treutlen
  Button Gwinnett
March 4, 1777 Button Gwinnett elected President of the Council of Safety
  Button Gwinnett
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
  Georgia and the American Revolution
March 4, 1777 Georgia's Council of Safety gives President Button Gwinnett the authority to organize the militia and proceed with an attack on Florida. This is known as the Second Florida Expedition.
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
March 14, 1777 Button Gwinnett, as head of the executive branch of the state of Georgia, orders George McIntosh be arrested on the charge of treason.
  Button Gwinnett
March 27, 1777 Unable to raise a militia large enough to accomplish his goals, Button Gwinnett requests the assistance of Continental commander Lachlan McIntosh to launch the Second Florida Expedition
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
  Lachlan McIntosh
April 13, 1777 Main body of Georgia militia arrive at Sunbury under the command of Button Gwinnett.
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
April 15, 1777 Gwinnett, as leader of the militia, attempts to call a council of war. McIntosh and his commanders, trained Continental soldiers, cannot believe that a politician with no military experience has called such a council and do not attend.
  Lachlan McIntosh
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
April 16, 1777 General Lachlan McIntosh begins to move his Continentals south. Gwinnett orders his militia to stay in Sunbury. When McIntosh finds out about Gwinnett's order he tries to draw supplies to which he is entitled from the quartermaster. Gwinnett has the quartermaster refuse the request.
  Lachlan McIntosh
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
May 1, 1777 General Lachlan McIntosh addresses the General Assembly, denouncing Button Gwinnett by calling him a "scoundrel and lying rascal."
  Button Gwinnett
  Lachlan McIntosh
May 1, 1777 Overshadowed by the McIntosh-Gwinnett feud, Elbert departs from Sunbury heading south to the Georgia-Florida border
  Samuel Elbert
  Second Florida Expedition
  Button Gwinnett
May 15, 1777 Button Gwinnett challenges General Lachlan McIntosh to a duel.
  Lachlan McIntosh
  Button Gwinnett
May 16, 1777 Button Gwinnett, with his second George Wells and Lachlan McIntosh, with his second Col. Joseph Habersham square off in a duel just east of Savannah, Georgia. At 12 paces (about 60 feet), the General and Gwinnett fire pistols. McIntosh sustains an wound in his leg while Gwinnett is shot in the hip. Unaware of the severity of Gwinnett's wound, McIntosh asks if Gwinnett wants to duel again.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Button Gwinnett
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Lachlan McIntosh
May 19, 1777 Button Gwinnett dies from wounds received in a duel with Lachlan McIntosh
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Button Gwinnett
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Lachlan McIntosh
November 15, 1777 The Continental Congress Committee of Thirteen, which included Button Gwinnett before his death, proposes the Articles of Confederation. They requested states be ready to ratify the Articles of Confederation by March 10, 1778
  Button Gwinnett
November 27, 1778 British troops under the command of Col. Preovst burn Midway Church because of the role the church members played in the American Revolution. Both Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall had attended services at the church
  Lyman Hall
  Button Gwinnett
December 15, 1818 Gwinnett County created
  Button Gwinnett
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Gwinnett County, Georgia






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