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The Siege of Fort Henry

The Last Battle of the American Revolution

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
1. The Siege of Fort Henry Marker
Inscription. By authority of the State of West Virginia, to commemorate the siege of Fort Henry, Sept. 11, 1782, the Last Battle of the American Revolution, this tablet is here placed.

T.M. Garvin, W.W. Jackson, S. H. Gramm, } Comm., G.W. Atkinson, Governor
 
Location. 40° 4.137′ N, 80° 43.431′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 11th Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. 11th Street here is an alleyway between Main Street and Market Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Henry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 400 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor (about 400 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 500 feet away); Wheeling Wharf (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .  Story of Fort Henry. (Submitted on January 6, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
2. The Siege of Fort Henry Marker

 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication 1900
The Fort Henry Tablet was dedicated on February 22, 1900. The dedication ceremony was overshadowed by the presence of Admiral Dewey and bad weather. It was originally located "on the west side of Main Street, between tenth and Eleventh Street."
    — Submitted January 6, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

2. Zane Grey's First Words...
Zane Grey's first novel Betty Zane published in 1903, began with a note that begins:

"In a quiet corner of the stately little city of Wheeling, West Va., stands a monument on which is inscribed: 'By authority of the State of West Virginia to commemorate the siege of Fort Henry, Sept 11, 1782, the last battle of the American Revolution, this tablet is here placed.' Had it not been for the heroism of a girl the foregoing inscription would never have been written, and the city of Wheeling would never have existed..."
    — Submitted January 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
3. The Siege of Fort Henry Marker
Fort Henry  Wheeling, West Virginia image. Click for full size.
4. Fort Henry  Wheeling, West Virginia
From Archer Butler Hulbert, The Ohio River, 1906
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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