The Battle Of Point Pleasant The Battle Of Point Pleasant
Just six months prior to the onset of the American Revolution a major battle raged between colonial Virginians and the native Indians of western Virginia. This was the Battle of Point Pleasant fought on October 10, 1774. For various reasons, this battle has been recognized by some as the first battle of the American Revolution. However, evidence clearly shows that the Battle of Point Pleasant had no connection with the American Revolution.
From the author of Wabash and Fallen Timbers comes the story of a pre-Revolutionary conflict between American settlers and Indian tribes on the Ohio River in West Virginia.The battle of Point Pleasant was the major battle in what is known as Lord Dunmore's War, the conflict between the Colony of Virginia and the Shawnee and Mingo Indian tribes in what is now the state of Kentucky.
This book is a factual account of Thomas McClung's heroism during the 'First Battle' of the Revolutionary War. His death on October 10, 1774 was recognized by the US Congress and entered into the Congressional Record in 1992, naming him an 'Unheralded Patriot'. His remains, found on the battlefield at that time, were positively identified. The Sons of the American Revolution list Thomas McClung as a Patriot who died in 1774.
Excerpt from The Battle of Point Pleasant: A Battle of the Revolution, October 10th 1774; Biographical Sketches of the Men Who ParticipatedRandolph possibly did not know that the first Declaration of In dependence by the American patriots was issued by the mem bers of Hanover Church out there in Dauphin county, when on June 4th, 1774, they declared that in the event Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by the strength of Arms, our cause we leave to heaven and our riﬂes.
Point Pleas ant, the chief event of Lord Dunmore s War, and reared largely among the descendants of the men who participated in that strag gle. It was therefore but natural that even in my early years there was awakened an interest in the history not only of the battle itself, but of all that related to the participants therein to all that con cerned the gallantry and achievements of the men of 1774.
Point Pleasant, the chief event of Lord Dunmore s War, and reared largely among the descendants of the men who participated in that struggle. It was therefore but natural that even in my early years there was awakened an interest in the history not only of the battle itself, but of all that related to the participants therein to all that concerned the gallantry and achievements of the men of 1774.
The Battle of Point Pleasant - known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts - was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Colonel Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Valley.
Was the “Shot heard round the World” at Lexington actually an echo from the gently rolling hills around the confluence of the Great Kanawha and Ohio Rivers? Was the Battle of Point Pleasant actually the first battle of the American Revolution? At the beginning of the 20th century, through the tireless efforts of Mrs. Livia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger, the battle site, the monuments and the recognition by congress that this was a ”battle of the Revolution” were secured.
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.