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Near Hilton Village in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Andrew & Charles Lewis March

 
 
Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
1. Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker
Inscription. The nearby highway is part of route traversing W.Va. from Lewisburg to Point Pleasant memorialized by the state to commemorate the march of the American Colonial army of 1,200 men led by Andrew & Charles Lewis. After a month's march this army defeated a Shawnee Indian force led by Cornstalk at the Battle of Point Pleasant on the banks of the Ohio & Kanawha rivers, October 10, 1774.
 
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 38° 1.216′ N, 80° 54.74′ W. Marker is near Hilton Village, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and West Virginia Route 41, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60. Click for map. This historical marker is located near the center of a traffic island that is situated at the intersection where state route 41 joins from the south with US 60 which runs east to west. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spy Rock (approx. 4.9 miles away); Meadow River Lumber Company/United Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Townsend's Ferry
Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
2. Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker
View looking south down State Route 41.
(approx. 9.5 miles away); Trail to Bridge Overlook (approx. 9.5 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 9.5 miles away); The Deceptive Forest (approx. 9.6 miles away); New River (approx. 9.6 miles away); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is one in a series of identical markers, regarding the march of the army led by Andrew & Charles Lewis, that are situated across the state of West Virginia, along the path that they marched on their way to wage war with the hostile Indians that lived just north of the Ohio River. The noteworthy result of this march was the lone major combative engagement of the Lord Dunmore's War, the Battle of Point Pleasant.
 
Regarding Andrew & Charles Lewis March. The army commanded by Andrew and Charles Lewis, that marched across the mountains of modern day West Virginia, was part of a planned two-pronged colonial Virginian invasion of the Ohio Country. The other army was led by the royal governor of colonial Virginia, Lord Dunmore, and his army was marching west from Fort Pitt with the goal of linking up with the army of Andrew and Charles Lewis.
Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
3. Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker
View looking east, down U.S. 60, with the historical marker seen in the right-center background of the picture.
Then, together, they planned to wage a military campaign against the Ohio Indians, seeking to force them to accept the Ohio River boundary which had been negotiated with the Iroquois in the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lord Dunmore's War and the Battle of Point Pleasant. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Point Pleasant. This link is published and made available by Absolute Astronomy. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Battle of Point Pleasant – October 10, 1774. This web link is published by the West Virginia, Department of Natural Resources, for any individuals that are interested in Tu-Endie-Wei, Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Battle of Point Pleasant. This link is provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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