Revolutionary War

April 3, 1755: Pioneer Simon Kenton Born in Fauquier Co., Va.

Simon Kenton was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, on April 3, 1755. He left home at age 16, after he mistakenly thought he’d killed a neighbor. Kenton…

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February 6, 1732: General Charles Lee Born in England

General Charles Lee was born in England on February 6, 1732. As a young man, he served with distinction in the British army before immigrating to America…

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September 19, 1777: Continental Soldiers Battled with British Troops at Saratoga, New York

On September 19, 1777, Continental soldiers battled with British troops at Saratoga, New York. A month later, another conflict at Saratoga ended with the…

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May 16, 1778: Wyandot and Mingo Indians Attack the Fort Randolph

On May 16, 1778, about 300 Wyandot and Mingo Indians attacked the garrison at Fort Randolph in Point Pleasant. Located at the confluence of the Ohio and…

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