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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Glascock

Birthplace: Farnham, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Continental Army (1775 - 1784)

Date of Birth: 21 September 1756

Date of Death: 13 October 1810

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Thomas Glascock, Sr.

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Thomas Glascock, Sr.
Brigadier General, Continental Army

Thomas Glascock, Sr. was born on 21 September 1756 in Farnham, VA. His father was Colonel William Glascock, Acting Governor of Georgia during the Revolution and a distinguished military officer.

In 1780, Glascock was commissioned as Brigadier General of the Continental Army. He is considered a hero of the American Revolution for his bravery under battle. He rescued Count Pulaski from the British at the Battle of Savannah and moved him to the ship Wasp in Charleston Bay where he died three days later.

He was considered a military genius for his military strategy and taking small forces to overcome larger ones. He was an Indian fighter. He represented Georgia in 1798 at the Georgia Constitutional Convention. He was a financier and held large estates in Georgia.

Glascock was twice a POW under the British during the Revolutionary War. President George Washington gave him the title of "Marshal of Georgia" and his descendants still hold the title.


He had two sons who became generals in the U.S. Army. One was Brigadier General Thomas Glascock Jr. who served in the War of 1812 and was also a U.S. Congressman and Georgia Speaker of the House. The other was Major General John Sallard Glascock of the South Carolina militia and also a Georgia state senator and representative.

Death and Burial

Thomas Glascock, Sr. died on 13 October 1810 in Augusta, GA. He is buried at The Mills, Glasscock Family Plantation, in Augusta, GA.

Honoree ID: 2561   Created by: MHOH




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