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On April 27, they sighted a canoe with three Indians passing on the Ohio. After pursuing it 15 miles to the mouth of Captina Creek, they killed one of the paddlers. Forty-two miles up the Ohio from Wheeling, there were more Indians. At the mouth of Yellow Creek, opposite Joshua Baker’s trading post, the Mingo John Logan had a hunting camp. On April 28, Cresap’s men began marching up the river to attack Logan’s camp. But Clark, who been at the camp a month before, persuaded Cresap and the others that the Indians there were not hostile.
John Dickinson (W) (25) Company of Capt. Samuel McDowell (50) Company of Capt. Benjamin Harrison (45) Company of Capt. Andrew Lockridge (30) Company of Capt. John Skidmore (W) (35) Company of Capt. Samuel Wilson (K) (25) Company of Capt. Joseph Haynes (60) Company of Capt. John Lewis (60) Company of Capt. ) (510) 2 Colonel William Fleming, Colonel of the Botetourt County Regiment, Commander (W) Major William Ingles, Quartermaster General Pvt. John Todd, Aide-de-camp Company of Capt. John Lewis (70) Company of Capt.
Next came Lewis’s younger brother Col. Charles Lewis. In 1750 he had built his own stronghold, which was known as Fort Lewis Plantation. He was now the County Lieutenant of Augusta County. On August 12, the Lewis brothers and Fleming reached Preston’s Smithfield Plantation, where they met with Preston and William Christian, colonel of the Fincastle County Regiment. Dunmore, Preston announced, had ordered him to assume command of the frontier defenses. In his place, Christian would lead the Fincastle County Regiment.
A Teacher's Guide to The Cold War: A History in Documents (Pages from History) by Gennie B. Westbrook