Stories of Indian Attacks during the Revolutionary War. Part II.

William Christian

1776. August. Indian Attacks on the Holston and Watauga Rivers William Christian qualified as a captain of the Militia during the French and Indian War, serving from 1759 to its end. In 1764 he commanded the expeditions on the James and New Rivers. So it was that when word came in August of 1776 that Indians had attacked settlements on the Holston and Watauga Rivers, Christian and other officers were ordered back to the frontier. Christian led his forces into Cherokee towns, destroying homes, grain and…

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