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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tribute to Men of the Mountains

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
1. Tribute to Men of the Mountains Marker
Inscription.

"Leave me but a banner to plant upon the mountains of Augusta and I will rally around me the men who will lift our bleeding country from the dust, and set her free."
....Washington
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Gen. Andrew Lewis
General Andrew Lewis surveyed in this valley in 1751 and promoted settlement. In September, 1774, he organized his army here at Camp Union, and marched to Point Pleasant, where he defeated the Indians under Cornstalk in the first battle of the Revolution. For the Lewises this town was named.
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Col. John Stuart
Father and Founder of Greenbrier County
Due to his commanding service as soldier, educator and organizer the Virginia Assembly created this county March 1, 1778
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Gallant officer in the army of General Lewis at the Battle of Point Pleasant, he said: "This battle was, in fact, the beginning of the Revolutionary War that obtained for our country the liberty and independence enjoyed by the United States."
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Fort Savannah
Survey and settlement of these "Big Levels" began in 1751 and Fort Greenbrier
Tribute to Men of the Mountains - Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
2. Tribute to Men of the Mountains - Lewis Marker
was built in 1755. Fort Savannah was built at this spot in 1770. The settlement, later called Lewisburg, became in 1782 the third incorporated town in what is now West Virginia.

 
Location. 37° 48.201′ N, 80° 26.715′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Court Street north of Randolph Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Court Street, Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenbrier County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lewisburg Graded School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenbrier County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Army Rendezvous (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Lewisburg (about 700 feet away); Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery / The Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brig Gen Andrew Lewis, Continental Army. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colonel John Stuart. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Lewisburg WV
Tribute to Men of the Mountains - Stuart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
3. Tribute to Men of the Mountains - Stuart Marker
. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Tribute to Men of the Mountains - Fort Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
4. Tribute to Men of the Mountains - Fort Savannah Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
5. Tribute to Men of the Mountains Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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