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December 0, 1782 John Treutlen died, Mett's Crossroads, South Carolina
  John Treutlen
January 3, 1782 John Martin begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 18, 1782 Daniel Webster born, Salisbury, New Hampshire
  Daniel Webster
January 19, 1782 Continental General Anthony Wayne arrives in Georgia, crossing the Savannah River on horseback with orders to rid the state of the British in spite of being outnumbered 2 or 3 to 1.
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 25, 1782 General Wayne outwits a larger British force near Ebenezer
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 28, 1782 General Wayne captures provisions intended for British Savannah from an outpost on the Altamaha
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
February 8, 1782 William Lowndes born, "Horseshoe" plantation, South Carolina
  William Lowndes
February 9, 1782 Lachlan McIntosh, captured Continental general exchanged for a British prisoner
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Lachlan McIntosh
March 17, 1782 John Calhoun born, Abbeville District, South Carolina
  John C. Calhoun
June 13, 1782 Under the Treason and Confiscation Act of 1778, Bonaventure is sold to John Habersham.
June 14, 1782 Royal Governor James Wright receives orders to abandon Savannah, which he does a week later.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
  James Wright
June 23, 1782 General "Mad" Anthony Wayne intercepts a large force of Creek Indians attempting to relieve the British in Savannah. Unknown to General Wayne, he kills Creek Chief Emistesigo (leader of the tribe).
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 10, 1782 British evacuate Savannah after successful campaign by General "Mad" Anthony Wayne
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 11, 1782 James Jackson and American forces enter Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Jackson
July 13, 1782 Savannah becomes the capitol of Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 25, 1782 Lt. Col. James Jackson, leading a group of Georgia militia briefly engage British forces on Skidaway Island. This is the final action in the coastal war.
  James Jackson
  Georgia and the American Revolution
September 17, 1782 Colonel Elijah Clarke meets General Andrew Pickens at Long Creek to begin a westward sweep of Cherokee settlements for Tories. Their combined force totals some 400 men
  Elijah Clarke
  Andrew Pickens
September 20, 1782 British inspired Chickamauga Cherokee led by Skyuka meet John Siever and a band of irregulars near the face of Lookout Mountain (called Chattanooga by the Chickamaugans). Although this battle was fought in Tennessee many of the Cherokee came from Georgia. This is occasionally, and incorrectly, refered to as the last battle of the American Revolution.
  Lookout Mountain
  Georgia and the American Revolution
September 24, 1782 Colonel Elijah Clarke crosses the Chattahoochee at Beaver Shoals, seaching for a Tory settlement.
  Elijah Clarke
October 9, 1782 Lewis Cass is born, Exeter, New Hampshire
  Lewis Cass
October 17, 1782 General Andrew Pickens promises to leave the Indian settlements alone if the Cherokee will bring him the Tories for which he, Elijah Clarke and some 400 men are searching
  Andrew Pickens
October 22, 1782 Cherokee Indians give the Tories to Andrew Pickens and Elijah Clarke. Clarke and Pickens then force the Cherokee to cede much of northeast Georgia to the whites in the Treaty of the Long Swamp
  Andrew Pickens
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