Point Pleasant 1774
Excerpt from The Battle of Point Pleasant: A Battle of the Revolution, October 10th 1774; Biographical Sketches of the Men Who Participated Andrew Lewis, who commanded the colonial troops in the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774, was the son of John Lewis and Margaret Lynn Lewis, his wife. John Lewis was of Scotch Irish descent, having been born in France, 1673, where his ancestors had taken refuge from the persecution following the assassination of Henry IV.
Details the battle at Point Pleasant, (West) Virginia (the chief event of Lord Dunmore's War), fought between white settlers and Native Americans on Oct. 10, 1774.
The only major conflict of Lord Dunmore's War, the battle of Point Pleasant was fought between Virginian militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Following increased tensions and a series of incidents between the American settlers and the natives, Dunmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia, and Colonel Andrew Lewis led two armies against the tribes.