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Near Kittanning in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blanket Hill

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
1. Blanket Hill Marker
Inscription. Here Colonel John Armstrong with about 800 Frontiersmen from Cumberland County stopped September 7, 1756, while on his way to attack the Indian town of Kittanning. He left 18 of his men, commanded by Lieutanant James Hogg to watch a band of Indians seek at a nearby campfire. The next morning Lieutenant Hogg attacked this band of Indians and was killed with a number of his men.

Here, March 16, 1777 Fergus Moorhead was taken prisoner by the Indians, and his companion, a Mr. Simpson, was killed and scalped.

From the many blankets left here by Colonel Armstrong's men the place received it's name.
 
Erected 1934 by The Daughters of the American Revolution - Kittanning Chapter.
 
Location. 40° 45.893′ N, 79° 24.999′ W. Marker is near Kittanning, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) 0.3 miles east of Simpson Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located right next to PHMC Blanket Hill marker. Marker is in this post office area: Kittanning PA 16201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blanket Hill (here, next to this marker); Fort Armstrong
Blanket Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
2. Blanket Hill Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Kittanning (approx. 6 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works (approx. 6.1 miles away); Armstrong County (approx. 6.3 miles away); In Memory of General John Armstrong (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kittanning or Attiqué Indian Town (approx. 6.4 miles away); Armstrong County Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kittanning.
 
Also see . . .  Daughters of the American Revolution. Official website (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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