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Allison, David (fl. 1792) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05671 Author/Creator: Allison, David (fl. 1792) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1792 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 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."

People: Allison, David, fl. 1792.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Northwest Indian War, Revolutionary War General, Militia, Northwest Territory, Frontiers and Exploration, Westward Expansion, Military History, Death, Injury or Wound

Sub Era: The Early Republic