Insignia

Society of Colonial Wars

in the State of Ohio

Ohio Society of Colonial Wars
:: Colonial Wars

1774

   ||    Lord Dunmore's War   ||    Shawnee and Mingo vs. Virginia Colony

The conflict resulted from escalating violence between British colonists, who in accordance with previous treaties were exploring and moving into land south of the Ohio River (modern West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania and Kentucky), and American Indians, who held treaty rights to hunt there. As a result of successive attacks by Native hunting and war bands upon the settlers, war was declared "to pacify the hostile Indian war bands."

Oct. 10, 1774The battle of point Pleasant aka The battle of Kanawha
 A force under Shawnee Chief Cornstalk, tried to halt the advance of Soldiers into the Ohio Valley, he was defeated, and retreated, only to be forced into a treaty ending the war.

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