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Title Incidents at and near Fall Hill [manuscript]: death of Warner Dygert & Nicholas Bell, 1851
Author Bell, Adam
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 1851 ms. containing two historical essays, both signed by Adam Bell, concerning Revolutionary War Indian attacks near Fall Hill and at Fort Dayton in the Mohawk River Valley. The first essay describes 1780-1781 assaults near Fall Hill (Juniata County), in which Warner Dygert was murdered, his son was taken captive, the Dygert and Bell dwellings were burned, and Nicholas Bell was murdered. The second essay describes an undated attack at Fort Dayton (Herkimer County), in which an elderly woman attempting to reach the safety of the garrison was mortally wounded.
Names Ballinger
Places Fall Hill, Fort Dayton, Mohawk River Valley, Juniata County, New York, United States
Keywords attack, fort, war, US War of Independence, murder, captive, history, personal account
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 65
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue