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Fort Harrison Dayton VA

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When:
April 13, 2019 all-day
2019-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
2019-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Fort Harrison
335 Main St
Dayton, VA 22821
USA

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Click or Touch to Enlarge Picture. Colonel George Washington’s aid de camp, Captain George Mercer and his Company of the Virginia Regiment, will appear at this site, April 13, 2019

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Use this map instead to see location of fort.

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If Laptop:

Touch or click on Icon. Sidebar appears on left. Scroll through to read.  Go to bottom to see all pictures.

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If Mobile:

Touch Icon. Sidebar appears on bottom.  Touch sidebar to expand. Scroll through to read.  And see pictures at bottom.

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Below is not a still photo.

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Click to Touch to move Google Car by this Fort, a stone building once surrounded by a palisade stockade fencing.

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FORT HARRISON

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Detail to follow.

Virginia Regiment George Mercer Co will be attending

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Click to Enlarge. Picture from website http://www.fortharrisonva.org

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335 Main St
Dayton, Virginia 22821

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Highlights info row image

(540) 879-2280

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It was built in 1748, and is a two-story, three bay limestone dwelling with a brick extension added in the early 1800s. It has a steep gable roof and wide chimney caps. It was originally surrounded by a palisade and stories of an underground passage to the nearby spring.   Source.

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Life in the Danger Zone.

If you zoom back out of this map, you will see attacks nearby.

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They might look remote or far away.

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But … News travelled faster than you think back then.

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Like a crime committed in your town, the force multiplier effect of many people knowing about the horror certainly did magnify the fear.

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And great distances were travelled.

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When Indians took hostages, they took them from this area all the way to Ohio or then to Montreal Canada.

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And here’s the Alarm gong, if it wasn’t also used for dinner.

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Take a look at the Fort Harrison Web Site

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Harrison_House

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Below is an artist’s conception of the stockade around the house of Daniel Harrison.

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Click or Touch to Enlarge Picture

Click or Touch to Enlarge Picture

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This picture of

Colonel George Washington’s

aid de camp,

Captain George Mercer

and his company in the

Virginia Regiment

was taken on

Presidents Day, 19 February 2018.

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Fort Harrison, Dayton VA,  has graciously invited this group of re-enactors to show frontier life during the French and Indian War at Fort Harrison.

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This group  portrays a company  on Fort Loudoun Day who built and quartered in Fort Loudoun Winchester VA.  That Winchester VA fort was designed by George Washington.  To drawings of that fort still exist in the Library of Congress.

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Here was one skirmish re-enacted showing the French and their Indian allies fighting the Captain George Mercer’s Company of the Virginia Regiment.

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