Historic Markers Across Georgia



Samuel Hammond



Marker ID: DAR 
Location: in the median of Greene St. between 8th and 9th streets Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.421    W 081° 58.043
  33.47368333    -81.96738333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM79HV
Samuel Hammond Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Samuel Hammond
Born in Richmond County, Virginia, Sept. 1757, Died at Varello, near Augusta, Sept. 1842
Patriot, Soldier, Statesman
Captain of Minute-Men at Great Kanahwa 1774
Long Bridge, Norfolk 1775
Aid to General Hand at Pittsburgh 1778
Colonel of Cavalry under Washington 1778
With General Greene in every important engagement through Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia: On the front line at Eutaw, Cowpens and Kings Mountain At the siege of Charleston, Savannah and Augusta.
Member of Congress from Georgia 1802. Appointed by President Jefferson in 1806 to command of Upper Louisiana.
First Territorial Governor of Missouri.
Secretary of State in South Carolina, 1831.
He gave 60 years of public service to the cause of America.
This memorial in his honor, placed by the Augusta Chapter Daughters of American Revolution.
As the filial tribute of his grandson, Hugh Vernon Washington.

Augusta Chapter Daughters of American Revolution




Samuel Hammond
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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