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Coweechee

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What:
Coweechee, 1776 Black Hole fight. Williamson incl. 20 Catawba vs. Lower Town Cherokee (CPI)

Where: 35.41207,-83.72183 Coweechee

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

    archiveCherokee Prayer Initiative:

      archive Cherokee Prayer Site Guide. Also found here. See site 126.
      In 1776"Black Hole" fight with Williamson
      Located across the Cowee Mtns from Stecoah

      archive Historical Notes on the Cherokee People, Linda Fulmer. Also see here.
      Sources (Bibliography).

      They rejoined Rutherford September 18 or a few days afterward. [R] On September 19 they advanced along the Coweechee River to the"Black Hole", a horseshoe-shaped meadow surrounded by mountains. There they were ambushed and engaged in another"ring fight"with six hundred Cherokees. Captain Edward Hampton led a company of men who routed the warriors from their cover. They fled, and many were killed. It was said that he avenged the earlier massacre of his family members. [96]
      References:
      [R] Chapman J. Milling, Red Carolinians, 1940.
      [96] Robert D. Bass, Ninety Six, 1978.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
    Sep 1776 listing. 9/19/1776 Black Hole of the Coweecho (Coweechee) River. Shown as American victory.

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