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

Colonial Army Rendezvous

 
 
Colonial Army Rendezvous Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
1. Colonial Army Rendezvous Marker
Inscription.

Here at Fort Union, built in 1770, a frontier army of 1100 men assembled in 1774 under command of Gen. Andrew Lewis. On Sept. 12, the army began a march through 160 miles of trackless wilderness to the mouth of the Kanawha River and defeated Cornstalk, gallant Shawnee Chief, and his warriors in the bloody Battle of Point Pleasant Oct. 10, 1774. The cabin home of Matthew Arbuckle famous pioneer scout who led the army, stood nearby.
 
Location. 37° 48.156′ N, 80° 26.684′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street (U.S. 219) and Randolph Street, on the left when traveling north on Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is near the southern boundary of General Andrew Lewis Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewisburg Graded School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenbrier County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Men of the Mountains (about 300 feet away); Greenbrier County War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Battle of Lewisburg
Colonial Army Rendezvous Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2014
2. Colonial Army Rendezvous Marker
Looking SE, with Jefferson Street in background
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Point Pleasant (1927 Report by Livia Simpson-Poffenbarger). (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Manufactured History": Re-fighting the Battle of Point Pleasant (1997 article). (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brig Gen Andrew Lewis, Continental Army. (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Chief Cornstalk Bibliography. (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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