Friday, October 10, 2014

History Of The Battle Of Point Pleasant

The chief event of Lord Dunsmore's War....

Jim's Photo - Point Pleasant Battle Scene - 10 Oct 1774

Accounts of the Battle of Point Pleasant from its History ..., by Virgil Anson Lewis:

"...on a sudden the enemy lurking behind bushes and trees gave the Augusta line a heavy fire... . This attack was attended with the death of some of our bravest officers and men also with the deaths of a great number of the enemy."

A separate account:

"During this time which was till after twelve o'clock the action continued extremely hot. The close under-wood, many steep banks and logs greatly favored their retreat; and the bravest of their men made the best use of them whilst others were throwing their dead into the Ohio and carrying off their wounded."

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