Tag: Susquehanna Valley

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This Week on Dispatches: Chris Yohn on the Big Runaway

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Chris Yohn, on his research about how settlers in the Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna valley were able to hold the line against British and Indigenous incursions that may have overrun the state and jeopardized both military and government operations in greater Philadelphia and beyond. New episodes of Dispatches […]

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The Big Runaway: Turning Point of the Susquehanna West Branch Settlers

Pennsylvania settlers of the Susquehanna West Branch Valley endured extreme hardship through the first years of the revolution. The men and supplies they provided the Continental army left the frontier exposed and vulnerable. Fort Augusta, a traditional timber star-fort and vestige of the French and Indian War, stood in Sunbury at the confluence of the […]

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