Logan and Cresap
- Publish Date: 2011-05-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Brantz Mayer;C. Stephen Badgley
Logan was the best specimen of humanity, white or red, that I have ever encountered. -- Judge William Brown, Early Settler Tal-Gah-Jute, or Logan, was a peaceful village Chieftain of the Mingo Confederation. He was highly respected by both the Indians and the Whites and his counsel was eagerly sought in matters of reconciliation between the two. He was driven to brutal warfare and retaliation by the bloody murder and mutilation of his family by local militia men led by Daniel Greathouse in 1744. Michael Cresap was wrongly accused by Logan of the murder of his family because he was in command of the local militia of which Greathouse and his henchmen were a part of. However, Michael Cresap was not involved in this murder at all and history has proven him to be a great patriot. The real culprits in the murder of Logans family are believed by many to be John Dunmore, Royal Governor of Virginia and his appointed Chief of Indian Affairs and Militia at Fort Pitt, Dr. John Connolly. Both of these individuals were staunch British Loyalists and in the face of certain rebellion by the colonies, they covertly set up a series of events that would hopefully tie up the militia of the two most populous colonies, Pennsylvania and Virginia thus allowing time for the Crown to reinforce their military presence in face of the impending Revolution. This work by Brantz Mayer, noted historian of the 19th Century, gives valuable insight not only to the lives of Logan and Cresap, but also to the overall conditions and atmosphere of that time period. This book is part of the Historical Collection of Badgley Publishing Company and has been transcribed from the original. The original contents have been edited and corrections have been made to original printing, spelling and grammatical errors when not in conflict with the authors intent to portray a particular event or interaction. Annotations have been made and additional contents have been added by Badgley Publishing Company in order to clarify certain historical events or interactions and to enhance the authors content. Photos and illustrations from the original have been touched up, enhanced and sometimes enlarged for better viewing. Additional illustrations and photos have been added by Badgley Publishing Company.