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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05671
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0114] October 1792 
Title David Allison to Henry Knox relating an attack by Native Americans
Date 28 October 1792
Author Allison, david (fl. 1785-1800)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Military document
Content Description Informs Knox that Mr. Reed brought news from "the falls of the Ohio." On his way to Allison's location, Reed met with Mr. Irwin, who reported that "five or six hundred Indians in the beginning of this month had appeared on the Frontiers of Cumberland and attacked a Station, the event of which I have not learned, that a party of the Militia about seven hundred pursued the Indians, overtook them, and a small skirmish ensued in which it is said about a Dozen Indians were killed the others dispersed in such manner they could not be pursued. I did not learn that any of the Militia were killed but that several were wounded."
Subjects American Indian History  Northwest Indian War  Revolutionary War General  Militia  Northwest Territory  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Military History  Death  Injury or Wound  
People Allison, David (fl. 1785-1800)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Reed, Mr. (fl. 1792)  Irwin, Mr. (fl. 1792)  
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859