Posted by Joe Hinson on October 08, 1997 at 18:17:42:
According to my family history, one of my distant cousins, a militia Sgt. Barnard was taken captive at W-H. He was grabbed by two warriors, one on each arm, and dragged from the glade.
As they were going down a steep embankment he, noteing that the warriors were smaller than him but armed, started to run down the slope, then he abruptly stopped! Slammed the two warriors together in front of him, knocking them senseless. He then made his escape back to Ft. Edward. Sounds like a movie trick I know, but that's the way it's written! I also have an uncle who was a Rogers' Ranger, captured at Sabbath Day Point in 1758, he had to run the gauntlet before being taken to Montreal, where he was taken to France, exchanged for a French prisoner, sent to England and finally returned to the colonies and home, Deerfield Mass. a year later.
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