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Hometown in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Andrew & Charles Lewis March

 
 
Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker image. Click for full size.
By R.O. Taylor, August 31, 2008
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° 31.72′ N, 81° 51.434′ W. Marker is in Hometown, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Charleston Road (West Virginia Route 62) south of A Street (Local Road 35/11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hometown WV 25109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Land (a few steps from this marker); A Park for the Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Mining in Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Red House Shoals / Civil War Action (approx. 2
Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker at Hometown Community Park image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
2. Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker at Hometown Community Park
miles away); Red House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Scary (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Scary (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hometown.
 
Regarding Andrew & Charles Lewis March. Colonel Andrew Lewis, in command of about 1,100 men, was part of a planned two-pronged Virginian invasion of the Ohio Country.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is about the Treaty of Camp Charlotte - Pickaway Co., OH
 
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia, Battle of Point Pleasant. American Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Country. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Country and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Hokolesqua - Also known as Cornstalk - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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