RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Contains 11 Results:
This collection consists of files containing newspaper articles, history essays and writing, and photographs concerning Native American land, battles with colonial settlers, prominent figures, and forts in Rockbridge County. Many materials describe the Shawnee Tribe and their presence and relationship with settlers in Kerrs Creek, Abbs' Valley, Balcony Falls, and Hayes Creek Mound. Some materials concern the death of Chief Cornstalk, also known as Hokoleskwa, and the Kerrs Creek Massacre.
General, 20th century newspaper articles describing events in the 1750s.
This file contains a Lexington Gazette article describing a general history of Native American presence and conflict in Rockbridge County, an article on a Shawnee raid on cabins located on Purgatory Creek, and a manuscript chapter recounting a settler's child being kidnapped by Native Americans.
Abbs Valley, 1935-12-26
Contains a newspaper article documenting the story of Abbs Valley, and the conflict between Native Americans and the Moore family in mid-18th century.
Contains semi-dramatized account of violent interaction between numerous then-Augusta county citizens and a local Native American tribe near Balcony Falls, resulting in numerous deaths on both sides.
Battle of 1742, 1906-04
Contains 1906 report on the Battle of 1942, which involved a number of notable Rockbridge County citizens in a violent conflict with Native American tribes.
Cornstalk, 1926-10-28, 1935-02
This file consists of three articles written on Chief Cornstalk, and his involvement in violent raids that occured in Rockbridge County, as well as his death at the hands of a soldier, Jacob Hull, in 1777 in Point Pleasant. Cornstalk led battles during Pontiac's Raid.
Hayes Creek Mound, 1901-09
Kerrs Creek, 1872-01 - 1988-04-15
This file consists of a handwritten account by Harvey Hotinger, reproduced and photocopied versions of articles related to the Kerrs Creek Massacre and other Native American and settler conflict in the area. Includes a copy of an interview with Jane Gay Stevenson sent from Charles Estell Baker of Center Point Independent Church of Birmingham Alabama. Also contains a report written by Madeline Gillespie entitled "Kerr's Creek Indian Raids" from 1955.
Paul's Fort, 1970-05-03
This file consists of a copy of a Roanoke Times article entitled "Highway Passes Over Site of Fort" by George Wilson. Talks about viewing the fort from their perspective in the 1970s.
Walnut Fort, 1936-05-15
This file consists of a handwritten manuscript draft entitled "Walnut Fort," later published in the Lexington Gazette on May 15th, 1936. The document describes the physical features of the fort, the cooking practices of those who lived there, other domestic qualities, and the familial history of those who inhabited and maintained the fort.
This file constains a group of serially published newspaper articles on the history of George Washington developing and using frontier forts in order to create defensive structures to limit casualties and damages from Native American raids and conflicts. Articles published between February 14th to March 6th, 1960.