Re: Simon Girty & the Dark and Bloody Ground

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Posted by Champ on January 23, 1999 at 18:48:07:

In Reply to: Re: Simon Girty & the Dark and Bloody Ground posted by Victoria on January 23, 1999 at 18:18:20:

: : Siyo!

: : The following excerpts are taken from the book:
: : "The Frontier Riflemen" by Richard B. LaCrosse, Jr.

: : "Champ"
: : -------------------------
: : October 04, 1779 - Licking River, Kentucky
: : White renegade, traitor and ex-longhunter, Simon Girty and his Shawnee warriors, ambush and destroy frontier riflemen on the Ohio River.
: : American losses: fifty-seven killed, wounded or captured. Thirteen escape.

: : June 04-05, 1782 - Sandusky, Ohio
: : Colonel William Crawford leads a force of mounted backwoodsmen from Mingo Bottom, PA, 150 miles to Sandusky, OH, where he is attacked by 100 of Butler's Rangers under Captain William Caldwell, and 200 Indians under Captain Pipe and Wingenund of the Delaware, Zhaus-sho-toh of the Wyandots [Huron], and the white renegades Simon Girty, Alexander McKee and Matthew Elliot.

: >>Between these two dates lies Lochrey's Defeat (August 24, 1781)..... They travelled down the Ohio River and got as far as a small creek, now known as Lochrey's Creek, near the mouth of the Miami River when they were attacked by Brant and one of the Girty's. Eckert has it as Simon, I think it was George.

: Victoria
: (P.S. Them Kentucky people are always trouble)

>>Siyo Victoria,

yes, I left this one out on purpose because the source I quoted from did not mention Simon Girty, only Brant & 100 Tories and Indians.

Thanks for the information.


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