A Time Line

Of The American Revolutionary War,
     Noting Events In Provincial Pennsylvania's Counties

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NATIONAL EVENT The Stamp Act is passed (22/Mar/1765)
 
 The first Quartering Act is passed by Parliament (24/Mar/1765)
 
 The Stamp Act is repealed (18/Mar/1766)
The Virginia House of Burgesses adopts the Virginia Resolves, framed by George Mason and introduced by George Washington (16/May/1769) Battle of Golden Hill (NY) between Sons of Liberty and British troops over the Quartering Act (19/Jan/1770)
 
 Boston Massacre occurs as a result of the Quartering Act (06/Mar/1770)
Battle of Alamance (NC) between the Regulators and Governor Tryon's militia results in defeat of the Regulators (16/May/1771) Samuel Adams is instrumental in starting the committee of correspondence at Boston (November/1772) The British Parliament passes the Tea Act for the purpose of helping the East Indian Company to avoid bankruptcy (27/Apr/1773)
 
 A crowd of Boston Patriots board three British merchant ships and throw their cargo overboard (16/Dec/1773)
Parliament passes the Quartering Act to apply to all the colonies (02/Jun/1774) Delegates from the various American colonies meet in the 1st Continental Congress (05/Sep/1774) The Continental Congress adopts a plan for the Continental Association. Those who will pledge their support to this plan become known as Associators (18/Oct/1774) William Pitt introduces the Provisional Acts to the House of Lords (01/Jan/1775) Patrick Henry delivers his "Liberty or Death" speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses (23/Mar/1775)
 
 Battles of Lexington & Concord (19/Apr/1775)
Fort Ticonderoga is captured by Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys (10/May/1775) Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill (17/Jun/1775) The Articles of Association are passed by the Committee of Safety (19/Aug/1775)
 
 King George III declares the American colonies to be in "open and avowed rebellion" (23/Aug/1775)
The Continental Congress authorizes the construction of two ships as the beginning of a navy (13/Oct/1775) Governor Dunmore (of Virginia) promises freedom to any black slave who will desert their masters to join a regiment of a Loyalist army (17/Nov/1775) General George Washington issues a General Order establishing the Continental Army (01/Jan/1776) The British evacuate Boston and head for Halifax before moving south to New York (17/Mar/1776) One million livres in gold coin are received from the French Treasury as aid to the Patriot Cause (10/Jun/1776) Declaration of Independence is passed by the delegates to the 2nd Continental Congress (04/Jul/1776)
 
 The Declaration of Independence is signed by the delegates to the Continental Congress (02/Aug/1776)
The Battle of White Plains (NY) (28/Oct/1776) Dutch Fort Orange on the Carribean island of St. Eustatius fires a cannon salute to the American ship, Andrew Doria; it is the first official recognition of the American colonies as the United States by a foreign power. (16/Nov/1776) Battle of Princeton (NJ) (03/Jan/1777) Congress promotes five men to major generalships, including Pennsylvanians, Arthur St.Clair and Thomas Mifflin (19/Feb/1777) Marie Joseph du Motier (the Marquis de Lafayette) and Johann Kalb (Baron de Kalb) set sail for America to join the Patriots in their struggle for freedom from Great Britain (20/Apr/1777) The Continental Congress resolves "That the flag of the (thirteen) United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation" (14/Jun/1777) British General William Howe leaves New York with 15,000 redcoats at the start of a campaign against Philadelphia (23/Jul/1777)
 
 Battle of Staten Island (NY) (22/Aug/1777)
The Battle of Brandywine  (PA) (11/Sep/1777)
 
 The Battle of Germantown (PA) (04/Oct/1777)
 
 Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders to Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga (NY) (13/Oct/1777)
The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress (15/Nov/1777) They would not be completely ratified until 01/Mar/1781 Count Vergennes informs the American commissioners in Paris that France is prepared to enter into an alliance with the fledgling United States of America (08/Jan/1778) Sir Henry Clinton replaces General Sir William Howe as commander of the British forces in America (07/Mar/1778) The Continental Congress ratifies the treaties of commerce and alliance with France (04/May/1778) Battle of Monmouth Court House (NJ) (28/Jun/1778) The garrison at Vincennes (IL) surrenders to George Rogers Clark and his Kentucky and Pennsylvania troops without fighting (20/Jul/1778) A Tory and Indian attack on Boonsborough (KY) is repulsed by Daniel Boone and his family and neighbors (07/Sep/1778) The Patriot garrison at Vincennes is forced to surrender to Lt. Gov. Henry Hamilton and 500 Indians (17/Dec/1778)
 
 Anticipating greater Loyalist sympathies in the South, General Henry Clinton shifts the center of British operations to Georgia and captures Savannah (29/Dec/1778)
George Rogers Clark returns to Vincennes and assumes effective control of the entire Illinois Territory with the defeat of the British force under Hamilton (25/Feb/1779) Congress urges the general assemblies of South Carolina and Georgia to enlist slaves (to pay the masters, and grant the slaves freedom) in order to counter the British campaign devastating the South (29/Mar/1779) The two states ignore the suggestion. Spain declares war on Great Britain over the refusal of Great Britain to cede Gibralter to her as the price of her neutrality and mediation with France (21/Jun/1779) Despite her declaration of war with Great Britain, Spain refuses to recognize American independence. General John Sullivan sets out on an expedition to inflict destruction on the Iroquois Nation in retaliation for the Wyoming Massacre (31/Jul/1779) John Paul Jones scores a victory over Captain Richard Pearson in the Battle of the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis off Flamborough Head, England (23/Sep/1779) General George Washington arrives in Morristown, NJ to establish winter quarters (01/Dec/1779) Catherine II of Russia forms the League of Armed Neutrality and declares that the Russian navy would be used against all belligerants to protect herneutrality; she would strike British efforts to blockade France and Spain (28/Feb/1780) The League was eventually joined by Sweden, Denmark, Prussia, Portugal, Austria, the Nertherlands and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. French Admiral Luc Urbain de Guichen engages a British squadron under Admiral George Rodney off Martinique; the contest is inconclusive (17/Apr/1780) Benjamin Lincoln surrenders the Patriot garrison and the city of Charleston to British General Clinton (12/May/1780) The Battle of Camden (SC) (16/Aug/1780) Benedict Arnold, recently made commander of West Point, meets with British Major John Andre and delivers plans of the fort with information about its weak points in an act of treason against the United States of America (21/Sep/1780)
 
 Major John Andre is hanged at Tappan (NY) for aiding Benedict Arnold in treason (02/Oct/1780)
Great Britain declares war on the Netherlands (19/Dec/1780) Pennsylvania Regiments of the Continental Line mutiny (01/Jan/1781 - 08/Jan/1781)
 
 Gen. Daniel Morgan defeats Tarleton at Cowpens (SC) (16-17/Jan/1781)
British Admiral George Rodney captures the Dutch port of St. Eustatius, a major American supply point (03/Feb/1781) The Battle of Guilford Courthouse ends in a British victory (15/Mar/1781) British General Charles Cornwallis, operating contrary to British commander-in-chief Clinton's wishes, takes his army into Virginia (May/1781) Yorktown is chosen by General Cornwallis as the place to establish a base from which he will be able to maintain communication by sea with Clinton's forces in New York (01/Aug/1781) The Siege of Yorktown begins (15/Sep/1781) It will last until 17 October
 
 Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrenders to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown (VA) (17/Oct/1781)
Parliament meets in session to debate whether to continue the war in America; the King is adamant that Great Britain should not give up the struggle; Lord North argues that the American theatre of the war is too costly to continue (20/Dec/1781) Lord George Germain's resignation as Secretary of War for the Colonies is finally accepted by King George III (11/Feb/1782) Lord Frederick North resigned as prime minister (20/Mar/1782)
 
 The new ministry under Lord Rockingham open peace talks at Paris (12/Apr/1782)
 
 The Netherlands formally recognizes the United States' independence (19/Apr/1782)
Sir Guy Carleton arrives in New York City to take command of the British garrison there (09/May/1782) The British evacuate Savannah (GA), taking 4,000 Loyalists and 5,000 black slaves (20/Jul/1782) Richard Oswald, British negotiator at the peace talks, is instructed by the British Cabinet to refer to the "13 United States", tacitly recognizing the new country's independence (19/Sep/1782) Preliminary articles of peace are signed by the negotiators at Paris (30/Nov/1782) King George III formally announces the end of the hostilities with the United States (04/Feb/1783) The United States Congress officially proclaims the end of the American Revolutionary War (11/Apr/1783)
 
 Nearly 7,000 Loyalists embark from New York City as the departure of the British army becomes eminent (26/Apr/1783)
 
 Eighty men of the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line march to Philadelphia to demand their pay (13/Jun/1783)
Great Britain establishes a commission to settle claims filed by American Loyalists for property confiscated by the Americans (July/1783)
 
 The Treaty of Paris (and Versailles) is signed and the American Revolutionary War is officially at an end (03/Sep/1783)
The British garrisons finally evacuate New York City, ending nearly seven years of occupation (25/Nov/1783)
 
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PROVINCIAL PENNSYLVANIA

COUNTY EVENT

  Fort Bedford is captured by Captain James Smith and the Black Boys (summer/1769)         Hanover Resolves (Lancaster County) are published (04/Jun/1774)
 
 Middletown Resolves (Lancaster County) are published (08/Jun/1774)
 
 Lebanon Resolves (Lancaster County) are published (25/Jun/1774)
Berks County Resolves are published (02/Jul/1774)
 
 Lancaster County Resolves are published (09/Jul/1774)
 
 Cumberland County Committee of Observation is appointed (12/Jul/1774)
 
 George Woods represents Bedford County at Provincial Convention of County Deputies (16/Jul/1774)
Berks County Committee of Observation is appointed (05/Dec/1774)
 
 York County Committee of Observation is appointed (16/Dec/1774)
 
 Chester County Committee of Observation is appointed (20/Dec/1774)
 
 Northampton County Committee of Observation is appointed (21/Dec/1774)
A Provincial Convention for the Province of Pennsylvania is held at Philadelphia (23/Jan/1775 - 28/Jan/1775)
 
 Bedford County officials support the Resolves of the Provincial Convention (11/Feb/1775)
  Bedford County Resolves are published (09/May/1775)
 
 Bedford County Committee of Correspondence is appointed (09/May/1775)
 
 Westmoreland County Resolves are published (16/May/1775)
 
 Washington County Committee of Observation is appointed (16/May/1775)
A resolution of the Continental Congress calls for the raising of a Battalion of Riflemen to join the army at Boston (14/Jun/1775)
 
 Colonel William Thompson is appointed to command the Battalion of Riflemen (25/Jun/1775)
 
 Captain James Chambers' Company, Captain Michael Doudle's Company and Captain William Hendricks' Company are raised in Cumberland County ~ Captain Robert Cluggage's Company is raised in Bedford County ~ Captain John Lowdon's Company is raised in Northumberland County ~ Captain Abraham Miller's Company is raised in Northampton County ~ Captain George Nagel's Company is raised in Berks County ~ Captain James Ross' Company and Captain Matthew Smith's Company are raised in Lancaster County
 
 Provincial Conference of the Committees of the Province of Pennsylvania is held at Philadelphia (18/Jun/1775)
 
 Pennsylvania Committee of Safety is appointed (30/Jun/1775)
 
 Bernard Dougherty is chosen to represent Bedford County in the PA Committee of Safety
The Pennsylvania State Navy is established with the launch of the boat The Experiment on 19/Jul/1775 The 1st Pennsylvania Battalion is raised (27/Oct/1775) Colonel John Bull is appointed to command the 1st Pennsylvania Battalion (25/Nov/1775) (He resigned on 20/Jan/1776) Colonel John Philip De Haas is appointed to command the 1st Pennsylvania Battalion (22/Jan/1776)
 
 The Pennsylvania Artillery Regiment, Continental Line is raised (21/Oct/1775)
  The 2nd Pennsylvania Battalion is raised (Jan/1776) Colonel Arthur St.Clair is appointed to command (03/Jan/1776)
 
 The 3rd Pennsylvania Battalion is raised (05/Jan/1776) Colonel John Shee is appointed to command (03/Jan/1776)
 
 The 4th Pennsylvania Battalion is raised (03/Jan/1776)  Colonel Anthony Wayne is appointed to command (03/Jan/1776)
 
 The 5th Pennsylvania Battalion is raised (03/Jan/1776)  Colonel Robert Magaw is appointed to command (03/Jan/1776)
 
 The 6th Pennsylvania Battalion is raised (09/Jan/1776)  Colonel William Irvine is appointed to command (09/Jan/1776)
 
 Pennsylvanians enlist in Independent Colonel Moses Hazen's Canadian Old Regiment, Continental Line (20/Jan/1776)
 
 Pennsylvanians enlist in the Commander-In-Chief's Guard (1776)
The Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment is raised (06/Mar/1776) Colonel Samuel Miles is appointed to command (13/Mar/1776)
 
 The Pennsylvania Musketry Battalion is raised (06/Mar/1776) Colonel Samuel J. Atlee is appointed to command (21/Mar/1776)
 
 James Piper of Bedford County is appointed to serve as Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Battalion of the Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment (13/Mar/1776)
 
 Daniel Brodhead of Berks County is appointed to serve as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Battalion of the Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment (13/Mar/1776)
A Conference Of Committees of the Province of Pennsylvania is held at Philadelphia (18/Jun/1776 - 25/Jun/1776) Thompson's Battalion Of Riflemen is redesignated as the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (01/Jul/1776)
 
 A Convention of Delegates from the Associated Battalions of Pennsylvania is held at Lancaster (04/Jul/1776)
 
 The Independent German Regiment, Continental Line is raised (12/Jul/1776) to consist of four Pennsylvania companies and four Maryland companies
 
 The 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is raised for the defense of the western frontier. It is to consist of seven companies from Westmoreland County and two companies from Bedford County. (20/Jul/1776)
 
 Council Of Safety for Pennsylvania is appointed (24/Jul/1776)
Captain John Doyle's Independent Rifle Company, Continental Line is raised in central Pennsylvania (05/Sep/1776)
 
 The 1st Pennsylvania Battalion is redesignated as the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (25/Oct/1776) It is merged with the 13th Pennsylvania Regiment (01/Jul/1778)
 
 The 12th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is raised (01/Oct/1776)  Due to heavy losses at the Battle of Germantown, the 12th was merged with the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment
 
 The 9th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is raised (25/Oct/1776)
 
 The 10th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is raised (25/Oct/1776)
 
 The 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (the "Old Eleventh") is raised (25/Oct/1776)
Pennsylvanians enlist in Baron De Ottendorff's Independent Corps (05/Dec/1776) The 2nd Pennsylvania Battalion is redesignated as the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (01/Jan/1777)  The 12th Pennsylvania Regiment is merged with it (July/1778)
 
 The 3rd Pennsylvania Battalion is redesignated as the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (01/Jan/1777)
 
 The 4th Pennsylvania Battalion is redesignated as the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (01/Jan/1777)
 
 The 5th Pennsylvania Battalion is redesignated as the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (01/Jan/1777)
 
 The 6th Pennsylvania Battalion is redesignated as the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line (01/Jan/1777)
 
 Independent Colonel Thomas Hartley's Regiment, Continental Line is raised (11/Jan/1777)
 
 Independent Colonel Stephen Moylan's Pennsylvania Regiment of Cavalry is raised (Jan/1777)
The Pennsylvania State Regiment Of Artillery, Continental Line is raised (06/Feb/1777)
 
 The Pennsylvania Navy Board is formally established (13/Feb/1777)
The Pennsylvania State Regiment Of Foot is raised (01/Mar/1777) Colonel John Bull is appointed to command (02/May/1777) (He is promoted, and Colonel Walter Stewart is appointed (17/Jun/1777)
 
 John Piper is appointed as Lieutenant for Bedford County (12/Mar/1777)
 
 Robert Smith is appointed as Lieutenant for Chester County (12/Mar/1777)
 
 William Coates is appointed as Lieutenant for Philadelphia County (12/Mar/1777)
 
 The Pennsylvania Board of War is established (13/Mar/1777)
 
 John Old is appointed as Lieutenant for Berks County (21/Mar/1777)
 
 John Armstrong is appointed as Lieutenant for Cumberland County (21/Mar/1777)
 
 Archibald Lochry is appointed as Lieutenant for Westmoreland County (21/Mar/1777)
 
 Jacob Morgan is appointed as Lieutenant for the City Of Philadelphia (29/Mar/1777)
Joseph Kirkbride is appointed as Lieutenant for Bucks County (09/May/1777)
 
 John Weitzel is appointed as Lieutenant for Northampton County (16/May/1777)
 
 Bartram Galbraith is appointed as Lieutenant for Lancaster County (03/Jun/1777)
 
 Richard McAllister is appointed as Lieutenant for York County (14/Jun/1777)
 
 General Henry Knox's Independent Company of Artillery, Pennsylvania Line is raised (1777)
 
 The Artillery Artificers Corps, Continental Line is raised (summer/1777)
Upset with the manner that the Battalion from the state of Georgia is ravaging their livestock, gardens and homes, the residents of Montgomery County send a remonstrance to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania (15/Aug/1777) The Carlisle Independent Companies, Continental Line are raised in Cumberland County (20/Oct/1777 - 22/Dec/1777) The 13th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is formed out of the Pennsylvania State Regiment of Foot (12/Nov/1777)
 
 Thomas Smith and George Woods send a letter to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania to inform them of recent incursions by Indians into Bedford County. Killed by the Indians were two of William Holliday's children along with numerous others in the Stoney Glades, on Dunnings Mountain and in Morrisons Cove
Pennsylvanians enlist in Major Henry Lee's Partisan Legion (1778) Pennsylvanians enlist in Independent Count Casimir Pulaski's Legion (28/Mar/1778)
 
 A group of Tories from the vicinities of Sinking Spring Valley and Standing Stone in Bedford County make an attempt to incite the Indians at Kittanning to attack the Patriot settlers in the Bedford County frontier. The Indians misinterpret the intentions of the Euro-Americans and instead attack them (April/1778)
 
 General Daniel Roberdeau begins construction of a fortification (to be called Fort Roberdeau) in the Sinking Spring Valley for the purpose of protecting lead mining and smelting operations (April/1778)
Colonel Daniel Brodhead is directed by General George Washington to take the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment to Fort Pitt for the defense of the frontier (spring/1778)
 
 Residents of Path Valley in Cumberland County, alarmed at the Tory attempt to incite the Indians at Kittanning, petition the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania for a quantity of rifles and ammunition (18/May/1778)
 
 The residents of Bedford County send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council  of Pennsylvania requesting aid in their distressed situation owing to the incursions of the Indians (19/May/1778
 
 Commissioners of Forfeited Estates are appointed for each county to take possession of the estates of any persons found to be guilty of being traitors to the United States (30/May/1778)
Captain Bartholomew Von Herr's Light Dragoons - Provost Guard is raised (01/Jun/1778)
 
 Residents of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania requesting aid in their distressed situation owing to the incursions of the Indians (10/Jun/1778)
 
 Residents of Muncy and Bald Eagle (Northumberland County) send petitions to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania requesting aid in their distressed situation owing to the Indian incursions (10/Jun/1778 - 21/Jun/1778)
 
 Residents of Bucks County send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania to complain of the ravages being done against them by "Traiterous Robbers" who were being encouraged by the "Enemy in Philadelphia" (15/Jun/1778)
 
 Residents of Cumberland County send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania requesting aid to either help man the forts in the region or assist in gathering the crops due to the threat of Indian incursions (29/Jun/1778)
The "Old Eleventh" Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is merged with the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment (01/Jul/1778) due to heavy losses at the Battle of Brandywine
 
 British Colonel John Butler leads a force of 400 Tory Rangers and 700 Seneca Indians into the Wyoming Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania in any attempt to massacre the settlers there. The local Militia under Colonel Zebulon Butler met the British and Indians and were defeated, but the residents of the valley were saved (03/Jul/1778)
Brigadier General Edward Hand is directed by General George Washington to take command of the forces stationed at Albany, New York and to proceed with the defense of the frontier regions of New York and Pennsylvania (19/Oct/1778) Residents of Northumberland County send a petition to the General Assembly of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania to request an exemption from having to pay taxes during this year due to the distressed situation caused by the Indian incursions and the Massacre in the Wyoming Valley (25/Nov/1778) The New 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line is raised (13/Jan/1779)
 
 The Board of Commissioners and Assessors for Bedford County send a petition to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania requesting that they be permitted to forego collecting taxes due to the distressed situation of the county due to the Indian incursions (16/Feb/1779)
 
 Residents of Bedford County send a petition to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania requesting aid in the defense of the frontier (20/Feb/1779)
General Washington directs General Edward Hand to get his troops to march into the Indian Country on an expedition to wipe out the Iroquois and thereby stop their incursions into the Pennsylvania and New York frontier regions (16/Mar/1779)   Colonel Daniel Brodhead leads a force of 600 from Pittsburgh to devastate Indian villages along the Pennsylvania frontier in conjunction with Sullivan's Expedition (11/Aug/1779)
 
 Residents of Penn's Valley in Northumberland County send a petition to the Pennsylvania Council of Safety requesting exemption from militia service due to the distressed situation of the county because of the Indian incursions (21/Aug/1779)
  Residents of Cumberland, York, Lancaster and Berks Counties send remonstrances to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania to protest the proposed calling of a Convention to change the state's Constitution (Dec/1779)     Residents of Cumberland County send a petition to the General Assembly requesting aid for their protection against the Indian incursions (25/May/1780)
 
 Colonel John Montgomery sends a letter to Joseph Reed, President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, to appraise him of the situation of the frontiers and request aid for the settlers (29/May/1780)
 
 Colonel Francis Gurney and fifty-six other 'retired' army officers send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania requesting permission to form an independent corps of light infantry (16/Jun/1780)
 
 Residents of the West Branch in Northumberland County send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council to request aid in their distressed situation due to the Indian incursions (20/Jun/1780)
The Massacre Of Captain Phillips' Rangers by a party of Indians and Tories occurs in the Woodcock Valley of Bedford County. A group of twelve Bedford County Militia under the command of Captain William Phillips traveled into the Woodcock Valley to check recent reports of Indian incursions. After an early morning engagement, the Militia were forced to surrender. The Indians promised safety to the Militia men, but instead tied ten of them to trees and shot arrows into their bodies. The Captain and his son were taken prisoner to Fort Detroit, where they were sold to the British. (16/Jul/1780)
 
 Residents of Northumberland County send a petition to the Supreme Executive Council to request additional troops to defend the county against the Indian incursions (16/Aug/1780)
      A group of residents of York County send a request to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to be exempted from military duty (Feb/1781) James Marshall is appointed as Lieutenant for Washington County (04/Apr/1781) The Engagement Of Frankstown occurs in which a party of Seneca Indians led by British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Robert Nelles ambushes a party of Bedford County and Cumberland County Militia. This incident is the only one to occur in Bedford County (in Frankstown Township ~ present-day Blair County) in which British were involved . A party of Militia set out from Fort Fetter to investigate recent reports of Indian incursions (in which some twenty settlers had been massacred) and were ambushed (03/Jun/1781). Before they could fire a shot, eleven Militia men were killed, five were wounded, and ten were taken prisoner, including Captains John Boyd, Samuel Moore, Richard Delapt and William McDaniel.       Lieutenant Richard Johnston is directed by the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania to march his company of Militia from York County to Bedford for the defense of the frontier (23/Feb/1782) The Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania directed the Lieutenant of Cumberland County to call out a company of Militia to be sent to Bedford County for the defense of the frontier (05/Mar/1782)     The militia under Lieutenant Richard Johnston are directed to leave the Bedford County frontier and proceed to Pittsburgh to join in an expedition against the Indians in that vicinity (20/Sep/1782)
 
 General George Washington calls off the expedition against the Indians. (29/Sep/1782)
    The Militia Ranging  companies of Bedford, Westmoreland and Washington Counties are discharged (06/Jun/1783)