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January 6, 1778 France enters the Revolution on the American side.
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 8, 1778 John Houstoun elected governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
  John Houstoun, Patriot
January 10, 1778 John Houstoun becomes the first native-born Georgian to lead the executive branch.
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
April 19, 1778 Georgia ship capture three British vessels off the coast of St. Simons Island
May 26, 1778 Lachlan McIntosh is ordered to Fort Pitt as commanding officer
  Lachlan McIntosh
June 14, 1778 Britain declares war on France
  Georgia and the American Revolution
June 25, 1778 Edward Langworthy, who was the only delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia that was present, informs the body that he has no instructions from his state, but he is certain that Georgia will ratify
June 30, 1778 Decisive battle of the 3rd Florida Expedition fought at Alligator Creek. After breaching the outer perimeter, American forces under command of Col. Elijah Clark were routed by British Regulars and Florida Rangers.
July 13, 1778 Edward Telfair and George Walton, who had arrived the previous day, sign the Articles of Confederation for Georgia. Edward Langworthy, who had left Philadelphia, signed the Articles in August
  George Walton
July 13, 1778 Edward Telfair arrives in Philadelphia with instructions to ratify the Articles of Confederation
July 24, 1778 Georgia ratifies the Articles of Confederation
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
November 19, 1778 Battle of Bulltown Swamp (near Savannah), Battle of Spencer's Hill
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
November 24, 1778 Battle of Midway Church
  Georgia and the American Revolution
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
November 27, 1778 Under the command of Scotsman Archibald Campbell, a force comprised of the Seventy First Foot, the Wisenbach and Woellwarth Hessian regiments and loyalist battalions from New York and New Jersey set sail for Tybee Island. Their orders are to take Savannah
December 19, 1778 Governor of East Florida Patrick Tonyn gets word of the impending English invasion of Georgia
December 23, 1778 British force lands at Tybee Island
  Georgia and the American Revolution
December 29, 1778 British capture Savannah; Battle of Brewton Hill
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
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