Revolutionary War Monument to be Dedicated
July 8, 2021
Two hundred and forty years ago, on Sunday, June 3, 1781, the only actual event of the American Revolution of this region took place on soil that is within present-day Blair County.
A detachment of Bedford County Rangers left Fort Fetter (present-day Wye Switches) in search of an Amerindian War Party that had killed a settler and took his wife and children captive. The rangers hoped to overtake the war party to free the captives. When they had advanced approximately two miles from the fort, they were ambushed by a large party of Seneca warriors and a platoon of British soldiers led by Bri...