Ashby's Fort
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Ashby's Fort
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Under orders from Colonel George Washington, commander of the Virginia troops, Capt. John Ashby's rangers built a fort to aid in the defense of colonial residents in the Patterson Creek Valley of what is now Mineral County, WV. The fort was built during the French & Indian War in late 1755 and was in use until May 1757 when the troops were moved to the South Branch of the Potomac near the Trough.

Credits: Robin Fox, https://www.fortashby.org/, Robin Fox, https://www.fortashby.org, Robin Fox
Dec 18, 2018
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