Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia

Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia, a fort built on top of this hill by George Washington 1756 to 1758, was a frontier bastion in the French and Indian War.

Our narrow focus is Fort Loudoun Winchester VA, as George Washington's headquarters for the French and Indian War. Our broader focuses encompasses the world wide nature of this war.

Sunday Word 2The Moravians and the Indians shared a huge interest in Dreams.  Many dreams they had were written down. .T...
01/19/2020

Sunday Word 2
The Moravians and the Indians shared a huge interest in Dreams. Many dreams they had were written down.
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This artist from Danzig (now Gdansk Poland) came to live in Bethlehem PA around 1754.
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The ethereal image lingers with you. The White girls are in the forefront, but there are African and Indian girls here.
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I ran into this researching a massacre at Gnadenhutten in Pa. November 24, 1755
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/gnadenhutten/
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There was another massacre at a Gnadenhutten Ohio June 11, 1782 and that one is famous among historians in that time. A Winchester resident was accused of starting that one.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/william-crawford-burned-at-the-stake/
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Sunday Word 1Yesterday Jan 18, 1756, Lt Col Adam Stephen stuck at Fort Cumberland writes to Colonel George Washington in...
01/19/2020
Gnadenhutten

Sunday Word 1
Yesterday Jan 18, 1756, Lt Col Adam Stephen stuck at Fort Cumberland writes to Colonel George Washington in Winchester Va about a January 1st attack at Gnadenhutten in PA.
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All Fall of November 1755 into January 1756 and on into the Spring and Summer of 1756, did these Indian attacks continue non step ---- ever since the Braddock Defeat of July 9, 1755.
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Gnadenhutten is an interesting word. And so are the Moravians. And so is their strong interest in sharing Dreams. The Indians believe in Dreams too. Both groups shared their dreams. There are whole libraries of these dreams.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/gnadenhutten/

. A temporary stockade was erected, and all would have gone well had the soldiers been better versed in Indian tactics. . [caption id=

This map shows Adam Stephen house in Martinsburg WV.  But pull back and you will see this map is worldwide. It gives con...
01/15/2020
Frontier Forts Google Maps - Google My Maps

This map shows Adam Stephen house in Martinsburg WV. But pull back and you will see this map is worldwide. It gives context before, during, after the French and Indian War which was just one theatre of a world wide war that led to the saying, The Sun never set on the British Empire.
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Click on link:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1trymtX5rGYDjQ_tYJUvv63wqc1M&ll=39.45504410000003%2C-77.96042460000001&z=18
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Looking for a team to edit, improve, add to this map.
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Read about the French and Indian War by the Map !

If the Google Car drove by, click on that Google Car link to drive around the area.
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At Fort Stanwix and some other sites, you can get out of the google car and walk around the site.
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If laptop or pc:
Click or touch icon. Sidebar on left appears. Scroll through to read. Click on links.
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If mobile phone:
Touch icon. Sidebar appears at bottom. Touch sidebar to expand. Scroll through to read.
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French and Indian War forts BEFORE , DURING and AFTER this world wide war. IF ANY SUGGESTED CHANGES, COMMENT AT https://www.facebook.com/FortLoudounWinchesterVirginia?ref=hl EMPHASIS ON George Washington and Fort Loudoun Winchester VA during War of Jenkins Ear, French and Indian War, Anglo Cherokee....

01/12/2020
Original George Washington Challenger commercial HD

Sunday Word 1
Last week there was the Brag card game that went bad. A dropped card on the floor was reported to the highest colonial leader in Virginia to resolve.
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Six days later while that issue among many is still playing out -
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John Carlyle (the big merchant in Alexandria) WRITES to 24 year old Colonel George Washington, January 12,1756:
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I Expected before this Mr Lewis
Woud Wrote Me
he had purchased Negro’s
for You
At Col. Lomax Sale,
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but As he did Not,
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I Yesterday purchased
Two Men & a Woman for You &
a boy for Myself &
yr Brothr John
thought yours
a Good Bargin at
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86£ Sterling, to be paid the 1st of March Next In Bills of Exche or Pistoles at 16/6 Ster. or Pcs. of Eight at 4/6
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it woud be Most for Your Advantage to gett the Latter
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but Where I Cannot Advise they Coud Not Take Our paper at any rate & I thought them So Good a bargin I did Not Care to Miss them, & took a Little time to pay it In
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I hope you’l have Good Luck with them.
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Youtube Chevy Commercial
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=r-3HEyR-c3M&feature=emb_logo
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More detail on this?
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/slave-purchase-juxtaposing-contrasts/
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That card game?

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/brag-9-of-diamonds/

Sunday Word 1January 6, 1756A card game of Brag goes Bad.So bad.It's a wonder somebody didn't get hurt..This game gets r...
01/05/2020
BRAG, 9 OF DIAMONDS

Sunday Word 1
January 6, 1756
A card game of Brag goes Bad.
So bad.
It's a wonder somebody didn't get hurt.
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This game gets reported to the head of the colony.
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The Articles of War, article 23 about soldierly conduct is invoked for the Court of Enquiry.

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It's just one more thing along with the drinking, womanizing, deserting, cowardice in battle, debauchery and finally the hiring of men to officer rank by seniority rather than by merit are just what Williamsburg started thinking of the Virginia Regiment under Colonel George Washington.
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The Card Game
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/brag-9-of-diamonds/

Front Page Opinion
All the officers of the Virginia Regiment threaten mass resignation:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/centinel-x-va-gazette/

. THE GAME OF BRAG AND THE 9 OF DIAMONDS .   . Compiled and written by Jim Moyer 1/9/2019, 1/14/2019, 6/2/2019, 12/30-31/2019, 1/

12/29/2019

Sunday Word 1
The Queen of the Damned

We found her.
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We started reading this:
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"If they had killed my grandfather and my grandmother, my father and mother and all my friends, yet if they had come to treat of peace, they ought to have gone in peace"
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That was
Governor William Berkeley
severely chastising
George Washington's Great Grandfather,
John Washington and
Thomas Truman
for the
1675 slaughter of Susquehannock Chiefs
in Piscataway Maryland
(amazingly right across the estuary from the future Mt Vernon).
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And then there's a scene
involving Nathaniel Bacon who is in the first stage of his rebellion against the Governor for being too soft on the Indians.
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And then after that?
The Queen of Pamunkey walks into
this House of Burgessess session --
A story of awe, sadness, anger, insult.
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Here's that story:
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/1675-one-day-in-house-of-burgesses/

The day after Christmas Der Fiend, Heraus!! Heraus !!!Who yelled that?Andreas Wiederholdt who?.He was captured in the Ba...
12/26/2019
“Der Fiend, Heraus! Heraus!”

The day after Christmas
Der Fiend, Heraus!! Heraus !!!

Who yelled that?

Andreas Wiederholdt who?
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He was captured in the Battle of Trenton the day after The Christmas Eve Crossing of the Delaware. He was a "Hessian" of Hesse-Kassel Regiment von Knyphausen.
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He becomes a prisoner here in Winchester VA.
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Eventually he is marched with other prisoners from Trenton NJ to Fort Loudoun Winchester VA after September 4, 1777.
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See confirmation of this date?
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Look at bottom of page 51 for the September 4, 1777 and top of page 52 for the September 7, 1777 entry by Wiederholdt in his diary.
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https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015009337513;view=2up;seq=56;size=150
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http://jimmoyer1.wixsite.com/fortloudounva/single-post/2018/12/30/%E2%80%9CDer-Fiend-Heraus-Heraus%E2%80%9D

Sunday Word “Der Fiend, Heraus! Heraus!” - Lt Andreas Wiederholdt . Christmas Day 1776 The Hessian, Lt Andreas Wiederholdt, saw Adam Stephen's men coming at hi

CHARLES LEWIS on ChristmasCaptain Charles Lewis(NO relation to Major Andrew Lewis who commandedthe southwestern portion ...
12/24/2019
Journal of Captain Charles Lewis of the Virginia regiment

CHARLES LEWIS on Christmas
Captain Charles Lewis
(NO relation to Major Andrew Lewis who commanded
the southwestern portion of VA)

writes of Christmas
in Fort Cumberland in his journal:
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December 24 1755
Being Christmas, we were invited to spend the evening with Colonel Stephen, where we spent the time in drinking loyal healths and dancing ’till 1 1 o’clock, and then parted in the most amicable manner.
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December 25th 1755
Were invited to dine with Colonel Stephens, where we had the most sumptuous entertainment. After dinner drank the Royal Healths and sung some entertaining songs with Huzzas and rolls of Drums to every health and song. Then took partners and spent the evening in dancing, about 12 o’clock broke up well pleased with our generous entertainment.
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December 26th 1755 Sociably spent.
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Here’s Charles Lewis’ journal.
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The next day he is to take over Fort Ashby…
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https://archive.org/stream/journalofcaptain00lewi#page/216/mode/2

Picture of when TV used to go off the air. An Indian is used.

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Sunday Word 2Shoot Them. Shoot Them.  It was heard somewhere in the mob throwing anything at those soldiers.  That was M...
12/15/2019

Sunday Word 2
Shoot Them. Shoot Them. It was heard somewhere in the mob throwing anything at those soldiers. That was March 5, 1770. And they didn't mean it how you think.

If any event is a parallel for Today's times, it is the Court trials of the Boston Massacre which ended in December 1770.
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BTW we always wonder where was George Washington during these court trials? Interesting story on that.
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But back to the Boston Massacre Court Cases October to December 1770:
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After finding the facts on this event, we wonder:
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Was it propaganda taught in our public schools for 200 years later?
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Yes and No.
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And this reflects Today's News, reporting one thing and not another.
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John Adams’ reflects on this Yes and No on the 3rd anniversary
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"I have Reason to remember that fatal Night. The Part I took in Defence of Captn. Preston and the Soldiers, procured me Anxiety, and Obloquy enough."
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IT WAS RIGHT TO DEFEND THOSE BRITISH SOLDIERS:
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"It was, however, one of the most gallant, generous, manly and disinterested Actions of my whole Life, and one of the best Pieces of Service I ever rendered my Country. "
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"Judgment of Death against those Soldiers would have been as foul a Stain upon this Country as the Executions of the Quakers or Witches, anciently. As the Evidence was, the Verdict of the Jury was exactly right." -
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NOTE: THE JURY ACQUITTED THE CAPTAIN AND MOST OF THE SOLDIERS.
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THIS IS THE DANGER OF STANDING ARMIES:
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"This however is no Reason why the Town should not call the Action of that Night a Massacre, nor is it any Argument in favour of the Governor or Minister, who caused them to be sent here. But it is the strongest of Proofs of the Danger of standing Armies."
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The Story with all its Multiple Truths and Lies:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/boston-massacre/
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Where was George Washington during the Court Trials of the Boston Massacre October to December 1770 ?
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/washingtons-trip-out-west/
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Sunday Word 1James Craik lived on the walking mall in Winchester VA.He was a lifelong friend of George Washington and wa...
12/15/2019
George Washington dies

Sunday Word 1
James Craik lived on the walking mall in Winchester VA.

He was a lifelong friend of George Washington and was there at the end.
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And to that End of George Washington we look.
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Last night at around 10 to 11pm, 14 December 1799, suffocation and shock.
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We got a table of the various stages of shock from blood letting.
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We also got the sequence for acute epiglottis:
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His primary symptoms in the order of their occurrence were –
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severe sore throat;
hoarseness; cough,
chills,
difficulty with breathing;
difficulty with swallowing;
expectoration (spitting-? drooling);
fever; loss of voice-,
and suffocation.
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The intense emotions on Dr Dick wanting the bloodletting to stop and Mrs Washington begging it to stop are understated in all the source documents.
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Dr Dick wanted to open a hole in the General's throat so he could breathe.
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There was deep emotion and principle felt by all.
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And regret later.
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The Story.
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/george-washington-dies/
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Dr James Craik
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/dr-james-craik/

. George Washington Dies Fast . [caption id=

Sunday Word 3George Washington gets knocked Down. Really physically gets knocked down.3 days from now:December 11, 1755....
12/08/2019
George Washington Knocked Down

Sunday Word 3
George Washington gets knocked Down.
Really physically gets knocked down.

3 days from now:
December 11, 1755.
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Let us just say you are 23 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall and you are head of all of the military forces in an entire colony and you've just seen horrific warfare in the failed Braddock Expedition and you just lost an election the day before in Winchester VA and the next day outside the Fairfax County Courthouse polling place you make a remark against this little guy who becomes so angry he knocks you down to the ground with his hickory cane in front of a big crowd. What would you do?
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And what did you say to anger that little guy?
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But forget about that for now.
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More importantly, what are you going to do now?
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http://jimmoyer1.wixsite.com/fortloudounva/single-post/2018/12/05/George-Washington-Knocked-Down

George Washington loses his election December 10, 1756 in Winchester VA. The next day he is helping George William Fairfax for his election in Fairfax County.

Sunday Word 1Description of a Shawnee?You got one here..Yesterday on December 7, 1774, four Shawnee Indians walked throu...
12/08/2019
Shawnee Hostages

Sunday Word 1
Description of a Shawnee?
You got one here.
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Yesterday on December 7, 1774, four Shawnee Indians walked through Winchester Va on their own recognizance to Williamsburg VA to give themselves up as Hostages to be held as proof of a desired Peace.
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Dunmore's War was over. And soon Dunmore would be over in a year. Dec 9, 1775 was the Battle of Great Bridge.
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Back to those 4 Shawnee who were to be Shawnee proof a Desire for Peace:
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On 17 Dec. 1774
Col. Angus McDonald arrived in Williamsburg with the four hostages and their interpreter.
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“Three of them are Warriors, viz.
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Imcatewhawa, or the Black Wolf; [our note: one of 19 children of Cornstalk ]
Wissecapoway, or Captain Morgan; [our note: one of 19 children of Cornstalk]
Genusa, or the Judge;
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and the other is a young Man, called Neawah, who is the Snake’s Son, a principal Warrior of that Nation”
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(Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia], 4 Jan. 1775)

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/shawnee-hostages/

SHAWNEE CHIEFS HELD AS GOOD FAITH HOSTAGES Compiled by Jim Moyer 9/25/2016, post 9/27/16, updated 12/7/2019 . After the Battle of Point Pleasant, t

Sunday Word 2Soldiers for The Cause..Tay Rafter..The French and Indian War Foundation board member Tay Rafter passed 21 ...
12/01/2019
Tay —- J.R.T. (Tay) Rafter

Sunday Word 2
Soldiers for The Cause.
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Tay Rafter.
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The French and Indian War Foundation board member Tay Rafter passed 21 Nov 2019.
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We wish to remember Tay's service and interest in the cause of history.
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Three for this Cause have passed away in 2019.
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They leave behind their batons for You.
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J.R.T. (Tay) Rafter, 21 Nov 2019
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Norman Baker, Historian Emeritus, 24 Aug 2019
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R. Patrick Murphy (Pat) 29 Feb 2019
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See Tay's Story:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/j-r-t-tay-rafter/
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More about our French and Indian War Foundation board
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/about-us/board-of-directors/

. Tay Rafter was on the Board of the French and Indian War Foundation. He was at first the Secretary recording the minutes of the Board, and who wa

Sunday Word 1Washington slept here?.He sure did..Tomorrow, December 2, 1756, as Colonel of the Virginia Regiment, George...
12/01/2019
George Washington Moves Into Fort Loudoun

Sunday Word 1
Washington slept here?
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He sure did.
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Tomorrow, December 2, 1756, as Colonel of the Virginia Regiment, George Washington moves out of Cocks Tavern into Fort Loudoun Winchester VA.
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Take a look at @Phil Hunter who has long portrayed William Cocks, tavern owner.
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For local interest there are a lot of Cocks, Cockes, Cox.
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In here is a disambiguation of William Cocks, Thomas Cocke, Friend Cox.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/george-washington-moves-into-fort-loudoun/
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COLONEL WASHINGTON MOVES INTO FORT LOUDOUN by Jim Moyer compiled 2013, updated 11/25/2019, 11/30/2019 . George Washington slept here in Winches

Sunday Word 2Potty.Please help these people..They have to go...... at the George Washington Office Museum in Winchester ...
11/24/2019
The Pee Party

Sunday Word 2
Potty
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Please help these people.
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They have to go.
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.... at the George Washington Office Museum in Winchester VA.
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Thanks for being made aware of this event, goes to a waitress at Perkins who saw this video
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Some of the Usual Suspects involved? You local historians know them.
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Phil Hunter , Stevan Resan , Brett Osborn, Tim Youmans, I spy in this most revolutionary video.

The true story, it's founding victims and heroes. Starring George Washington.

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Some pictures from our Christmas party! Virginia Regiment Captain George Mercer Co.
Open to the Public French and Indian War Foundation Annual Meeting THIS Sunday 2pm November 11, 2018 . We're going back to the Well It still exists Blasted by black powder 1756-1758 Stevan Resan has a story about it. .