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Author Winkler, John F., 1946- author.

Title Point Pleasant 1774 : prelude to the American Revolution / John F. Winkler ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.

Publication Info. Oxford [England] : Osprey Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.27 W729p 2014    ---  Available
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Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Campaign ; 273
Campaign (Osprey Publishing) ; 273.
Note Includes orders of battle.
Contents Chronology -- Opposing commanders -- Opposing armies -- Opposing plans -- The campaign and battle -- The aftermath -- The battlefield today.
Summary "In 1774, war between the American colonists and Britain was rapidly approaching. But even as this great threat grew, a different kind of conflict had already broken out. Escalating tensions between Virginia settlers and Indians exploded into Lord Dunmore's War and the decisive Battle of Point Pleasant. Dunmore and Colonel Andrew Lewis each led a militia army in a two-pronged attack on the Shawnee and Mingo tribes in the Ohio Valley. On October 10, 1774, the Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk struck first at what is now Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After a furious and closely-fought encounter, Cornstalk's warriors were thrown back, and were pursued by Dunmore and Lewis to the Shawnee villages. There, the Indians were forced to agree to American settlement of what is now West Virginia and Kentucky. This is a detailed, illustrated account of the last battle in which Americans fought as British colonists, as they cared out a new western border beyond the Appalachian Mountains"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809 -- Military leadership.
Point Pleasant, Battle of, W. Va., 1774.
Lord Dunmore's War, 1774.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
Ohio River Valley -- History -- To 1795.
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809. (OCoLC)fst00097226
Lord Dunmore's War (1774) (OCoLC)fst01002514
Point Pleasant, Battle of (West Virginia : 1774) (OCoLC)fst01404579
Indians of North America -- Wars. (OCoLC)fst00969954
Military leadership. (OCoLC)fst01185276
Ohio River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01243054
Virginia. (OCoLC)fst01204597
West Virginia. (OCoLC)fst01205316
Chronological Term To 1815
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Dennis, Peter, 1950- illustrator.
ISBN 9781472805096
9781472805102 (e-book)
9781472805119 (e-pub)

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