Posted by Gayle on March 20, 1998 at 11:03:48:
I need some help from all you folks who are better with history than I am (actually 99.99% of the world is better with history than I am). There was a famous battle on the Western Frontier of Pennsylvania where the safety of the troops was jeopardized by the peaceful policy of the colony. In other words, the folks refused to help in the defense of their own settlement. What was the battle, and who was the General who complained that "the citizens should have supported me -- IT WAS THEIR RELIGIOUS DUTY TO DO SO!"? I have run across numerous references to it as I have dug through the history books in the last few months, but typical of me, when I want it, I can't find it again. Please help.
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