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Newtychaning

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What:
8/9/1779 Col. Proctor burned; 28 houses finished; 6 not finished.

Where: 41.79563,-76.46450 Newtychaning

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Sources:

  • Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.83. 41.801061 -76.457065 .
    Newtychaning is in Indian country, being North of Tawande Creek and West of the Susquehanna River.

  • Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Markers.pdf", p.39. 41.801061 -76.457065 .
    The site of Newtychaning is on the North (left) shore [of Sugar Creek]. The mouth of Sugar Creek is opposite the North end of Break Neck Hill.

  • Conover, George S., compiler Archive Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations Indians in 1779.., Auburn NY: Knapp, Peck & Thomason, 1887, p.54, suggested by Elvin Birth.
    [August 8 1779?] In this days march Col. Procktor landed on the other side of the river and burned an Indian town which was built last spring, but now abandoned, consisting of 28 logg houses covered and 6 not finished, called Newtychaning...

  • RevWar75 RevWar75 8/11 - 9/14/1779 Brodhead's Expedition against the Indians. American victory.
  • Aug 1779 listing. 8/17/1779 Tioga (Athens)

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