Vintage West Virginia; On This Day in West Virginia History, September 27th

September 27, 2022

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Marker at the site of the Foreman Massacre


On September 27, 1777, Captain William Foreman and a company of Hampshire County militia were ambushed by Native Americans in the "Narrows," south of Wheeling.


Learn more: Account of the Foreman Massacre Foreman's Massacre: Primary Documents "First Settlement of Grave Creek" Document-Based Questions