Baggett Represents Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter and Kentucky State Society at Georgia Events

Compatriot Geoff Baggett, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Past-President and current Vice-President/Chaplain of the Kentucky Society, made a long journey with his wife, Kim, to Wilkes County, Georgia, over the weekend.  The location is the former home of one of his Patriot ancestors, Robert Hammock, and the setting of his novel, Partisans and Refugees.  The weekend was part of a whirlwind book marketing tour.  He timed the visit to coincide with two important SAR events.  While there he represented both the chapter and Kentucky Society at two incredible events in northeast Georgia.

On Friday, February 10, he was honored to represent at the grave marking of General Elijah Clarke, infamous Revolutionary War officer in Georgia and “Hero of the Hornet’s Nest.”  Baggett and his wife, Kimberly, took part in the historical interpretation at the historic site during the morning and then attended the grave marking in the afternoon.

Baggett wore his chaplain’s “uniform” proudly carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and presented the Kentucky wreath on behalf of the chapter and state.  He was given a surprise honor during the ceremony.  Since there were no descendants of the Patriot present, the Master of Ceremonies invited descendants of Patriots who served with Elijah Clarke to come forward and uncover the grave marker.  Baggett, whose ancestor Robert Hammock fought alongside Elijah Clarke, joined two other Compatriots in this honor.

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On Saturday, February 11, Geoff and Kim attended Revolutionary War days in Washington, Georgia.  They manned a book booth on the city square during the morning hours.  In the afternoon they attended the Battle of Kettle Creek Commemoration, a National SAR Color Guard Event.  Once again, Geoff carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and presented a wreath on behalf of the chapter and state society.

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