Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Westward Into Kentucky

The Narrative of Daniel Trabue

An Excerpt

The same Fall or beginning of Winter Col. G. Rogers Clark from Hanover was Fixing for a Campaighn to go down the Ohia to the Falls. The Virginia Legislator had authorized him to raise an army and go westward, and my Oldest brother—to wit, James Trabue---agreed with him to inlist some men and go with him as Lieut.

I agreed to go with him. I got well and hearty and in the last of January or February 1778 we set out for our Jurney. The most of the men that had enlisted with my brother had gone on to kentucky before christmas.

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Note: This link takes you to Dave Tabler's excellent Appalachian History blog, which is always worth a read and has a permanent place in the Appalachian section of this blog's "Links of Interest" page.

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