Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ranger Thomas Higgins


"A 'station' or block house, Hill's fort I believe, had been erected about eight miles southwest of the present site of Greenville, which in those days was one of the many points of rendezvous for the rangers while ranging over the Territory, and at that time it was garrisoned by 11 men, including Thomas Higgins under command of Lieut. John Journey of Capt. Jacob Short's company." [The rest of the story is a detailed account of an August 20th skirmish with Native Americans which may or may not be exaggerated.]

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