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FRONTIER FORTS

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OLD VIRGINA FORTS

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FORT LOUDOUN Winchester VA

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FORT EDWARDS  Capon Bridge WV

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FORT ASHBY  Fort Ashby WV

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FORT SEYBERT

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Old Stone Fort (Nieswanger’s)

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Fort Vauss  See info on the attack

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MARYLAND FORTS

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FORT CUMBERLAND

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FORT FREDERICK

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PENNSYLVANIA FORTS

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FORT LIGONIER

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FOMBELL

NEW YORK FORTS

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FORT STANWIX

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FRENCH FORTS

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FORT DU QUESNE

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FORT LA PRESENTATION

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FORTRESS LOUISBOURG

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FORT LE CHARTRES

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VIRGINIA REGIMENT’S

NORTHERN THEATRE

OF FORTS

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ABOUT THE RIVERS

There are the rivers the Virginia Regiments and its rangers and scouts and Indian Allies and local militia had to traverse many times through the mountains:

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Going west from Winchester VA:

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Click or tap to enlarge. Topography view created by historian Charles Hall.

Cacapon River   Fort Edwards

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North River (connects to Cacapon, known as the Forks of Cacapon)  Enoch’s place

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Little Cacapon River  (where it meets Potomac) Friend Cox

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South Branch Potomac River (where the Trough is)

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Going North above the Trough –

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One of Van Meter’s forts,

Kuykendall’s Fort,

Pearsall’s Fort,

Forman’s Fort,

William’s Fort

Fort John Parker

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Going South below the Trough

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Fort Pleasant (Waggener’s Lower Fort and Van Meter’s place),

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Fort Hopwell and Town Fort

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Fort Buttermilk (at the confluence of 2 rivers with lengthy names- South Branch of the Potomac and South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac – which leads to Forts way south: Strump’s Fort and Seybert’s Fort) ,

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Harness Fort

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Fort Defiance (Waggener’s Upper Fort),

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Fort Upper Tract

 

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Patterson Creek 

The first 2 forts built per order of the Virginia House of Burgesses are, going from south to north:

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Cocke’s Fort

Fort Ashby

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Sellers Fort is on Patterson and North Branch Potomac River, aka Martin’s Fort and dispute over locations

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North Branch Potomac River

The Potomac splits into North Branch and South Branch way before Fort Cumberland.

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Going from from that split “up” the North Branch:

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Cresap’s Fort in Old Town Maryland

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Seller’s Fort  (aka Martin’s Fort and dispute over locations)

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Fort Cumberland

Fort Ohio

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Nichols Fort

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