Colonel James Patton, Captain John McDowell and the First Battle with the Indians in the Valley of Virginia with an Appendix Containing Early Accounts of the Battle
This book was assembled unpublished papers of Lyman Draper (1815-1891) former secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. This book combines Draper's even-handed account of this important first engagement with transcripts of the original sources from which he drew upon to create his account. We learn the settlers' version from the letters of Colonel James Patton and Samuel McDowell, and articles in the Pennsylvania Gazette. The Indians' case is well expressed by the Conrad Weiser report to the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania.
Jared C. Lobdell
(1995), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 64 pp.