Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 1 of George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: Augusta County, Virginia, War Council, July 27, 1756, Proceedings
At a Council of War held at Augusta Court House (in obedience to his honr. the governors orders) by the under named officers
Colo. JOHN BUCHANAN
Major JOHN BROWN
Captains JOSEPH CULTIN
Who having taken their Seats proceeded to Business
It is Agreed that the Following number of Men is necessary to be placed at Each fort
At masons fort
At Campbles fort
At Mo.Neals fort
At fort William
At Johns Creek
At Capt. Dickinsons
At Capt. Breckinridge fort
At Capt. millers fort
At harpers fort
At Trout Rock fort
At Hughmans fort
680 men in all to protect the fronteers
It is agreed that the Commanding officers give Orders that Fort Vans be made at least one hundred feet Square in the Clear and that the Stockades be at least 14 feet Long that all the other forts be made 60 feet Square with Two Bastions in each fort provided the Same Be agreeable to Capt. Peter Hog who is Supposed to have his honr. the governors orders to oversee the Constructing of the said Chain of forts The Distance Between Each fort above mentioned or the places agreed for them to be Built are as follows (Viz)
From the County Line to Petersons
From Petersons to Hughmans mill
From thence to Trout Rock
From Trout Rock to Mathew harpers
From Thence to Capt. Millers
From Thence to fort Dinwiddie
From Thence to Capt. Breckinridges fort
From Thence to Fort Dickinson
From Thence to Johns Creek
From Thence to Fort William
From fort William to Neal Mc.Neals
From Thence to Capt. Campbles
From Thence to Capt. Vanses
From Thence to John Masons
From Thence to the first Inhabitants in halifax County South Side of Ye Ridge
The afored. Resolves are Signed by All the officers Present the 27th. of July 1756
WM PRESTON CR. County
1 The William Christian mentioned could not have been Captain Israel Christian's son of the same name, who twenty years after was a prominent man, unless he was a wonderfully precocious boy in 1756.—WADDELL.
2 Of these forts but one or two were built before the project was abandoned.
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- George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: Augusta County, Virginia, War Council, July 27, 1756, Proceedings
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- July 27, 1756
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- series: Series 4, General Correspondence, 1697-1799
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