Chronicles of Border Warfare, or A History of the Settlement by the Whites, of North-western Virginia: and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that Section of the State; with Reflections, Anecdotes, &c. - Alexander S. Withers.
A treasure trove of descriptions of events from the perspective of the early settlers of the border regions beyond the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains (and extending as far as Cincinnati and parts of KY). Focuses mainly on the last half of the 18th century, when Williamsburg was the bustling capital of the Virginia Colony, and Patrick Henry resided in the Governor's Mansion. Grand plantations were flourishing along the James River, while in the wilderness, pioneers struggled against the elements of nature and the savages of the land they were trying to tame.
(1831), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 332 pp.