Chronicles Of Border Warfare Or, A History Of The Settlement By The Whites Of Northwestern Virginia And Of The Indian Wars And Massacres In That Section Of The State

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Kessinger Publishing, 2007 - History - 468 pages
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This Fascinating History, First Published 160 Years Ago, Is A Treasure Trove Of Descriptions Of Small Events From The Perspective Of The Early Settlers Of The Border Regions Beyond The Blue Ridge And Allegheny Mountains (And Extending As Far As Cincinnati And Parts Of Kentucky). It Focuses Mainly On The Last Half Of The Eighteenth Century, When Williamsburg Was The Bustling Capital Of The Virginia Colony, And Patrick Henry Resided In The Governor's Mansion. Grand Plantations Were Flourishing Along The James River, While In The Wilderness, Pioneers Struggled Against The Elements Of Nature And The Savages Of The Land They Were Trying To Tame. The Information Was Gathered Mainly From Pioneers And Their Children, Thereby Preserving These Early Family And Local Traditions. This Book Also Covers The Early History Of Virginia And Major Events And Leaders Such As George Washington And Some Of The Men Who Served With Him Before And After The Revolution. However, The Main Focus Is On The Many Smaller Deeds Of The Backwoodsmen, Early Settlers, And Indians. Illus., Index.

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Journalist, librarian, and editor Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853--1913) was managing editor of the Wisconsin State Journal and secretary of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. A prolific editor and writer, he edited the Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents (73 volumes) and Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (8 volumes) and wrote France in America, 1497--1763 and Wisconsin: The Americanization of a French Settlement.

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