The Battle of Point Pleasant

 Historic monument in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

The Battle of Point Pleasant occurred on Oct. 10, 1774 (several months before the Battles of Lexington and Concord) and is honored as the first battle of the American Revolution. Known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts, it was the only major battle of Dunmore’s War — primarily between Virginia militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes.

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