In late July and early August 1774, Royal Governor Dunmore stayed with Lord Fairfax at his Greenway Court estate in White Post to gather troops from Berkeley, Frederick, Hampshire and Dunmore Counties to join an expedition against the Shawnee to the west. The campaign culminated with the Battle of Point Pleasant (modern day Point Pleasant, WV) on October 14, 1774 resulting in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte, ceding to Virginia the Shawnee claims to all lands south of the Ohio River (today's states of Kentucky and West Virginia). The political fallout from this expedition is often cited as fueling anti-Crown sentiment in Virginia, leading to the American Revolution.
August 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024 9:00 AM Fauquier County
Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Ln Delaplane, VA 20144