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THE UNTOLD STORIES

Central themes:

1. Winchester VA,  old Frederick Co VA

2. George Washington & his Men before the War of Independence

3. French and Indian War in the VA, MD, PA, NC, SC theatre

4. How this World Wide War impacted the 3 subjects above

5. Indian Nations, their history, and as  allies and enemy

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All locations referenced in the Untold Stories

have their “spot”

as close as we can get to “exact”,

marked on our Frontier Forts Google Maps.

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Stories in purple not yet finished.

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1676

Conotocaurious – John Washington, great grandfather of George Washington

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1731 

Lightning Strikes? Before George Washington is Born

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1732

February 11 OS 22 NS  –  George Washington is Born

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1733

June 23 George Mercer is born, GW’s future aid de camp.  This link contains info on Mercer’s father and brothers.   Also, a good list of other Captains and men in Washington’s original VA Regiment can be found in this link.

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1738

Virginia creates Frederick County and Augusta County

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1741

November James Wood’s only election

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1748

March  Washington’s first journey over the Blue Ridge

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1749

July Washington as Surveyor

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1750

The Day The Music Died. When Shawnee left Shawnee Spring.

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1751

2 November Washingtons in Barbados

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1752

20 April Winchester Virginia is Established

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14 September   Fully implemented Calendar Change

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1753

May 15 Washington’s Winchester In Lot and Out Lot

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March, July   Wyoming Valley Dispute begins

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September Indian Winchester Conference

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October Washington quits as surveyor to become Adjutant of Southern District with rank of Major

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Washington’s 2 Journals 1753-1754

31 October 1753 to 16 January 1754 – 1st journey

31 March 1754 to 27 June 1754 – 2nd journey

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1754

May Jumonville Incident 28 May

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July 3 Fort Necessity. Battle of the Great Meadows.

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February 14   Proclamation by Lt Gov Dinwiddie promising land

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November  King’s Order settling rank and command

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1755

July 9 Braddock’s Defeat

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July 13  Braddock dies, calling out the Virginia Blues

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July 13-21 Dunbar’s Army Retreats to Fort Cumberland

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July 13 Braddock’s Sash

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July 28 The Acadian Expulsion

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August 14  George Washington is rehired

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October Building of Fort Ashby starts

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November 1 Earthquake of Lisbon on All Saints Day

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December 10 Washington’s first election ends in defeat

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December 25 Christmas in 1755

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1756

February Sandy Creek Expedition

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February 1 to April 6 The Boston Trip to see Gov Shirley

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April  SPRINGTIME IS WAR TIME

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April 7  GW back in Winchester from a long trip to Boston.  Lots of bad news.  See link.

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April 18  The Battle of Great Cacapon – where exactly was it?

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May BATTLE OF THE GREAT CACAPON COURT MARTIALS

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May 13  Captain Tom Step Nottoway ally and the Southern Tuscaroras

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May 18 Building Fort Loudoun Winchester VA starts

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May 18  Date of starting Fort Loudoun – Fort Loudoun Day celebrates this

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Fort Loudoun Winchester VA – What did it look like?

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August About the Well at Fort Loudoun which still exists

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About the man who dug it and blasted away at it – by Scott Straub

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December 2 COLONEL WASHINGTON MOVES INTO FORT LOUDOUN

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1757

June François-Louis Picoté de Belestre taken prisoner to Fort Loudoun Winchester VA.

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July TWO HANGINGS AT FORT LOUDOUN? 

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1758

April Massacre at Fort Seybert

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July 24 Washington’s first successful election to the House of Burgesses

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July  Meet Lt Charles Smith, GW’s campaign finance manager, personal accountant, overseer of Fort Loudoun

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September 21 Establishing Stephensburg (now Stephens City) and enlarging Winchester

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October  5  Stewart Street Winchester VA named after Captain Robert Stewart, of GW’s Virginia Regiment

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October 5  Wolfe is Hero before he Really Becomes a Hero:  Wolfe Street in Winchester VA.

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December COLONEL WASHINGTON RESIGNS 

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1759

January George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis, and what of Sarah Cary? See Link.

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July Small Pox in Winchester, Court moves to Stephensburg (Stephens City)

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Summer Christopher Gist dies of smallpox, as alleged

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September 13, 1759  Battle of Quebec. Opposing Generals Wolfe and Montcalm die.

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November 6 James Wood, the founder of Winchester VA, dies

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1761

May George Washington 1761 Election House of Burgesses – DIRTY POLITICS?

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1763

February TREATY OF PARIS ending the French and Indian War

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July White’s Fort and Clowser House and Indian Attacks.

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1770

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March 5 Boston Massacre. John Adams Defense Attorney for the British.

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October 5 to December 1  Washington’s trip out West to Ohio Country once more.

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28 October 1770  GW meets Guyasuta. The Legend of Guyasuta’s Speech.

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1772

Washington’s first known portrait by Charles Willson Peale. Washington poses in his Virginia Regiment uniform for the French and Indian War, two years after the Boston Massacre.

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1774

Chief Cornstalk’s Earring in Winchester VA

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December 7  Four Shawnee Hostages come through Winchester VA

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1777

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First Map of Winchester VA by a Hessian Prisoner, Lt Andreas Wiederholdt —  other than James Wood’s plats

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1782

June 11  William Crawford, GW’s man from the beginning  and his land finder, is burned at the stake

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1802

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July 6 Daniel Morgan’s Grave Matters

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1804

Digging up Braddock’s Grave

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1832

February 22  (New Style)  George Washington’s Centennial Birthday, but the nation is only 56 years old, having witnessed 6 years ago Jefferson and Adams dying on same day July 4, 1826,  and in this year of 1832 seeing Andrew Jackson run for his 2nd term.

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1908

Winchester city government purchases Washington Place, also known either as Washington’s Headquarters or Washington’s Office, located on northeast corner of Cork and Braddock streets in Winchester VA. See link under construction

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1913

October Braddock Memorial in Uniontown PA

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1915

May 27 Braddock Cannon Memorial in Winchester VA

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1916

November  The Confederate Statue  – Why would this be related to the French and Indian War in Winchester VA?

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1926

Winchester VA Street Names change back to their original French and Indian War names

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1951

September 3. Life Magazine publishes article titled, “”Who Gets the General’s Body?” South Carolina comes to Mt Hebron Cemetery in Winchester VA to claim Daniel Morgan’s remains.

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1969

Month?  A 1780 Log Cabin moved from a corner of Braddock and Cork to the  site of Abram’s Delight, a stone building built 1754.

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1990

November  Allan Powell writes book on Fort Loudoun

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2002

Spring. French and Indian War Foundation is created

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August. 419 N Loudoun Street is purchased by the French and Indian War Foundation.  This is a portion of the site for Fort Loudoun, Winchester VA.

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2004

July 24  Young George Washington Statue dedicated

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2005

Date?  Daniel Morgan Statue in Winchester VA

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2006

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Norman Baker publishes Fort Loudoun book

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2013

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May 31  Drilling holes through a cement slab made in the 1930s to see The Well built by Washington’s men for the first time in about 80 years.

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July 2   Virginia State Landmark status achieved

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July 25  A camera goes down in the water in the well to see what is down there

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September 14  Ceremony inaugurating Audio Tour and New Sign

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2014

April 12.  The Pig.

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July 12  Fort Loudoun Landmark National status achieved

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2016

February 22 Creation of the Captain George Mercer Company living history group

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August Wilbur S Johnston publishes book on James Wood, founder of Winchester VA

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November 6  Norman Baker brings new book, Braddock’s Road Atlas     at the French and Indian War Foundation’s Annual Meeting.

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2017

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September 14  A Wooden Sculpture at Lake George NY

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CLICK ON THE FUTURE

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BACK TO THE FUTURE?

THINGS YOU THOUGHT WERE FROM ANOTHER WAR

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LIBERTY BELL

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YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

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JOIN OR DIE SNAKE

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GOODY TWO SHOES

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Great topo map for reference on the contour of this land

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