250th Anniversary of Dunmore's War - Southern Division
About"...We according marched, we marched to the waters of New River to Drapers Meadows at Col. Billy Prestons..."
Pension Application of Robert Bleakley (Blakeley) W279 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
This encampment will portray a volunteer company of Virginians making up part of the Southern Division of troops led by Colonel Andrew Lewis for Dunmore's War in late summer 1774 on the spot where they originally encamped. Lewis’s division traveled north (downstream) on the Kanawha River through what is now West Virginia and clashed with Shawnee force at Point Pleasant in a day-long battle on October 10.