Point Pleasant - 10-10-1774 (Dunsmore's War). *Col. Andrew Lewis ~1100 militia vs. Cornstalk (Shawnee) 300-500.,38.877887,-82.095065
38.8393, -82.1408, Point Pleasant, Mason Co. WV
Maps: [map notes]
- 38.8393, -82.1408, Point Pleasant
- ACME Mapper.
- National Map
- Confidence: 4
- Battle of Point Pleasant (West Virginia)
The Battle of Point Pleasant, known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts, was the only major battle of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, American Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Country. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Country and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war.
- Multiple maps of Battle of Point Pleasant, linked from the above.
1774 action too early for this database,
Dec 1777 listing: late 12/1777 Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant. American defeat.
May 1778 listing: 5/16/1778 Point Pleasant. Draw.