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 1WASHINGTON'S BOSTON TRIP.This is all to settle a dispute in the Chain of Command..2 days ago Washington lea...
02/23/2020
Boston Trip – South Kingston RI

Sunday Word 1
WASHINGTON'S BOSTON TRIP
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This is all to settle a dispute in the Chain of Command.
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2 days ago Washington leaves New London in Connecticut for Boston, Feb 21, 1756.
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By Boat in the Ocean
For 6 Days
In February.

Details?
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/boston-trip-south-kingston-ri/
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Meanwhile in the same Month of Feb 1756 -
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2 MORE EXPEDITIONS
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Dinwiddie assigns the Cherokee Mission and also the Sandy Creek Expedition
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/sandy-creek-expedition/
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SANDY CREEK EXPEDITION

We are still following this one thru Capt Preston's journal.
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They reach Burkes Garden today, quite a paradise.

Next day over 3 mountains they reach the Clinton River Valley, whose southern end will be a future Fort built by the same leader of this expedition, Major Andrew Lewis. His fort doesn't last, but nearby arises another Fort Loudoun in today's Tennesee.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/sandy-creek-expedition-clinch-river/

.   February 20, 1756 Leaving NYC for New London . While in NYC, Colonel George Washington visits The Microcosm twice. See story on that

Sunday Word 3Tomorrow MondayFebruary 17, 2020Presidents Day.Pictured here is a company commanded by a Captain George Mer...
02/16/2020
Presidents Day

Sunday Word 3
Tomorrow Monday
February 17, 2020
Presidents Day
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Pictured here is a company commanded by a Captain George Mercer who was also aid de camp to Colonel George Washington, twenty long years before anyone had an inkling their Colonel would be leader of a nation not invented yet.
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Details?
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/presidents-day/

. . Click on OK on map. Hover cursor over map for magnifying glass to appear. Click on magnifying glass in bottom right corner . . Presi

Sunday Word 2We are continuing with covering 1756.  .Right now February 16, 1756  two expeditions are proceeding..While ...
02/16/2020
BOSTON TRIP – THE MICROCOSM IN NYC

Sunday Word 2
We are continuing with covering 1756.
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Right now February 16, 1756 two expeditions are proceeding.
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While Colonel George Washington and his group are in New York City admiring The Microcosm, so too are Major Andrew Lewis's men admiring Burkes Garden, an unusual microcosm itself.
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The Microcosm
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/boston-trip-to-see-gov-shirley-2/
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Burkes Garden
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/sandy-creek-expedition-burkes-garden/

BOSTON TRIP TO SEE GOV SHIRLEY On the way, in NYC is The Microcosm . Compiled, written by Jim Moyer 1/21/2017, 8/16/2019, 2/2/2020, 2/15/2020 .

Sunday Word 2We are looking at another expedition on its way home, 1753..It was 27 Dec 1753, but we mention it now becau...
02/09/2020
Just A Shot Away

Sunday Word 2
We are looking at another expedition on its way home, 1753.
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It was 27 Dec 1753,
but we mention it now
because there is a
movie series
calling for extras.
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Washington's Armor.
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More on this movie?
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Go to link.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/just-a-shot-away/

. We are presenting an update because of a new movie series, Washington's Armor. . Compiled by Jim Moyer originally on 27 December 2018 , upd

Sunday Word 1Feb 2, 1756, two expeditions start.We are are still following these 2 expeditions..Where are they Feb 9, 17...
02/09/2020
Frontier Forts Google Maps - Google My Maps

Sunday Word 1
Feb 2, 1756, two expeditions start.
We are are still following these 2 expeditions.
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Where are they Feb 9, 1756?
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Colonel George Washington is going to Boston.
Working on a map for that.

He is now in Philadelphia, Feb 9, 1756.

Major Andrew Lewis is going to Sandy Creek, towards the Ohio. We have a map for that.

Captain Preston's company under Major Andrew Lewis' direction is now in the Roanoke area near where Mary Draper was taken hostage a year before.
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We are not yet done cataloging each step of both trips.
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Stay tuned for that.
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For now follow Major Andrew Lewis's Sandy Creek Expedition on this map showing purple diamonds and a purple line connecting them.
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We trace the start not just in that lake, but actually at the Augusta Courthouse.
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Touch icon and sidebar appears.
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Laptop, Sidebar appears on left. Scroll thru to read.
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Mobile. Sidebar appears at bottom. Touch sidebar. Scroll thru to read.
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1trymtX5rGYDjQ_tYJUvv63wqc1M&ll=37.05647860000004%2C-80.61613080000001&z=18
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What he have so far:
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Major Andrew Lewis' Sandy Creek Expedition.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/sandy-creek-expedition/
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Colonel George Washington's Boston trip.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/boston-trip-to-see-gov-shirley/
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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....

Sunday Word 2February 1759Washington Irvingfinishes his 5 volume George Washington biography in February 1859 and dies i...
02/02/2020
Council of War in Winchester VA

Sunday Word 2
February 1759
Washington Irving
finishes his 5 volume George Washington biography in February 1859 and dies in November.

His biography of GW in volume 1 was published earlier, 1856 or maybe 1855.

It was illustrated with a picture titled
"Winchester appeals to Washington."
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The French and Indian War Foundation might get the 1913 version in its possession that hung in the Empire Theatre.

And that was based on a letter recording a Council of War in Winchester VA.

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/council-of-war-in-winchester-va/

The picture illustrated the words of Irving Washington's, describing what he found in this letter:

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0024

. Compiled in 2015 by Jim Moyer, updated 4/21/2019, 2/2/2020 . Relic Hunter Series. . . What value is a Relic ? . A cannonball sitti

Sunday Word 1Feb 2, 1756, two expeditions start..Colonel George Washington is going to Boston.Working on a map for that....
02/02/2020
Frontier Forts Google Maps - Google My Maps

Sunday Word 1
Feb 2, 1756, two expeditions start.
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Colonel George Washington is going to Boston.
Working on a map for that.

Major Andrew Lewis is going to Sandy Creek, towards the Ohio. We have a map for that.
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We are not yet done cataloging each step of both trips.
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Stay tuned for that.
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For now follow Major Andrew Lewis's Sandy Creek Expedition on this map showing purple diamonds and a purple line connecting them.
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We trace the start not just in that lake, but actually at the Augusta Courthouse.
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Touch icon and sidebar appears.
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Laptop, Sidebar appears on left. Scroll thru to read.
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Mobile. Sidebar appears at bottom. Touch sidebar. Scroll thru to read.
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1trymtX5rGYDjQ_tYJUvv63wqc1M&ll=37.05647860000004%2C-80.61613080000001&z=18
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What he have so far:
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Major Andrew Lewis' Sandy Creek Expedition.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/sandy-creek-expedition/
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Colonel George Washington's Boston trip.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/boston-trip-to-see-gov-shirley/
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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....

Nobody believes it is small..But if ever you get tired of the fight and you begin to think the argument is all illusion,...
01/27/2020
Narcissism of small differences - Wikipedia

Nobody believes it is small.
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But if ever you get tired of the fight and you begin to think the argument is all illusion, then maybe you won't think it is just small, but you'll begin to believe that we need to create the Other, like Tao, like the police need a criminal, like a prosecutor needs the guilty, like a Mountain can't be one without a Valley, like you can't see a thing without a contrast, like a dimension if everywhere the same is not a dimension.
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In such a way does History show how we don't understand anything different.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism_of_small_differences

The narcissism of small differences (German: der Narzissmus der kleinen Differenzen) is the thesis that communities with adjoining territories and close relationships are especially likely to engage in feuds and mutual ridicule because of hypersensitivity to details of differentiation.[1] The term w...

Sunday Word 1Ben Franklin on the frontier?.You knew about the wagons and horses he provided Braddock..But the year after...
01/26/2020
Fort Allen built by Ben Franklin and son

Sunday Word 1
Ben Franklin on the frontier?
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You knew about the wagons and horses he provided Braddock.
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But the year after that?

He's witnessing a mass exodus of White Flight in Bethlehem.

Col Washington witnessed such an exodus soon after in Winchester VA.
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The frontier in flame and fear --- all of it a result of Braddock's Defeat July 9, 1755.
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Ben Franklin starts on his way to supervising a line of Forts along the Blue Mountains -- its ridge constituting today's Appalachian Trail thru Pennsylvania.
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Ben Franklin writes a sentiment repeated over and over by many .
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Both Governors of VA and PA said it. So did Colonel Washington.
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Ben Franklin writes:
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"I have threaten’d to disband or remove the Companies already posted for the Security of particular Townships, if the People would not stay on their Places, behave like Men, do something for themselves, and assist the Province Soldiers."

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/fort-allen-built-by-ben-franklin-and-son/

. There was a Massacre November 25, 1755 and then another horrifying attack January 1, 1756 in Gnadenhutten and then another on January 3, 1756 an

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:
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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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