1777 Attack on Fort Henry

Col. David Shepherd to General Hand
Fort Henry, Septr. 3d 1777

From Frontier Retreat on the Upper Ohio, 1779-1781, edited by Louise Phelps Kellogg (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1917), p. 72 (3NN147)

Sir - Whereas I have sent Mr. Robinson to you, who can inform you in particular of what happened us in our late dreadful action with the Indians, you may rely on him for the particulars, as he assisted through the whole of it, better than I can write to you at present. We stand in great need of provision & men, & likewise some cash to pay some of the workmen who have lost every thing they had - & for some other purposes. Mr. Robinson and myself have advanced all that was in our power. Of the number of the dead and wounded, he can inform you. Our whole reliance now, Sir, must be on you for succour. I am, Sir, yr. humble servt.,

David Shepherd

Revolutionary War