Frontier Advance on the Upper Ohio, 1778-1779, Ed Volume 4

Frontier Advance on the Upper Ohio, 1778-1779, Ed Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...first lieutenant of the Thirteenth Virginia, and in 1778 was raised to a captaincy. In February, 1781 he was transferred to the Seventh Virginia, and served on the western frontier until the close of the Revolution. During the Indian wars he held important offices under Virginia--first colonel, then (1793) brigadier-general of the militia. He was also a member of the state legislature, and a justice of the peace. He died at his home in West Liberty, Dec. 2, 1823. The incident of his career narrated herein was related to Dr. Draper in 1845, by his widow, Mrs. Priscilla Biggs. Recollections of Jacob White. 3S323. The Indians fired on the fort, did no injury--'twas said Simon Girty commanded them. Thinks Gibson sent off a trusty messenger in the night, and got to the settlements and gave intelligence. Col. Brodhead was then at F' MIntosh, sent to Col' Stinson Stevenson and Marshall1 no time was lost, Marshall sent some of his reg' (did not go himself). Col. Stinson went with his men, Capt. White and his company along, rendezvoused at F' MIntosh; and Col' Brodhead' and Stinson at the head of some 800 men marched to the relief of F' Laurens. Ind' all gone. INDIAN REPORTS John Heckewelder to Col. John Gibson. 15S157-59. Transcript. Cosnocxruo, March 19"' 1779. Some Shawanese who came up here yesterday say that it is a fact that the Governor of Detroit has taken a Fort, which according to their description lies between the Falls of the Ohio and Detroit? That Moses Henry is taken with his wife' prisoner by 1Col. James Marshel was born in Ireland in 1753. He removed some time between 1776 and 1778 to what is now Washington County, and bought up large amounts of land in Cross Creek...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752767
  • 9781236752765