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Title Letter [manuscript]: [Pa.], to Gen. Edward Hand, Fort Pitt, Pa., [1777 May]
Author Lochry, Archibald (d.1781)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter probably written in May, 1777, by Lt. Col. Archibald Lochry to Gen. Edward Hand at Fort Pitt, regarding Lochry’s raising of sixty men to protect the settlements of Conemaugh and Kiskiminetas, Pa., following a March 21, 1777, Indian attack in which Andrew Simpson was killed and the brother of Captain Samuel Morehead (Kittaning commandant) was captured. Lochry notes that with the militia presence, inhabitants had returned to the settlements. He also requests Hand’s instructions regarding the troops, whose two-month enlistments were due to expire.
Names Hand, Edward (1744-1802)
Places Conemaugh, Kiskiminetas, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords attack, captivity, militia, white settlement, white settlers, soldiers, death, army, armed forces, war, warfare, Continental Army
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Revolutionary War officer who was later (Aug., 1781) killed by a party of Indians led by Joseph Brant on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Big Miami River while leading a company of Pennsylvania volunteers to join Clark’s Kaskaskia expedition.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 521
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue