(1740–88) Revolutionary army officer in command of the Continental forces in Georgia, born in either Savannah, Georgia, or Prince William Country, South Carolina. Elbert, though he saw no major victories, was well-regarded for the gallant fighting of his troops and for his courage and patriotism. As governor of Georgia (1785) Elbert worked toward improved relations with Indians and oversaw the chartering of the state university.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.