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."