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Thompson's Island

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What:
August 15 1779 *Advanced party of Brodhead's expedition (22) vs. Seneca (30)

Where: 41.78406 -79.2819 Thompson's Island

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Sources:

  • Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.105. 41.783799 -79.282137 .

  • Thompson's Island marker 41.78406 -79.28199 Basis of location.
    An advance party of Brodhead's expedition of 1779 into the Seneca country had a skirmish here with 30 or 40 Indians, the only fighting which took place in that campaign, and the only Revolutionary battle in northwestern Pennsylvania.
    Warren County PA.

  • This semi-dysfunctional NPS page gives the date as 8/15/79.

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

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