Eighteen for Mercy character: French Mary

2020-02-26T20:07:13+00:00February 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

FRENCH MARY The beautiful, fiery youngest of the Chalfont siblings.  Sister to Etienne/Black Cloud and half-sister to Stone Catcher. Born in the Munsee Delaware village of Cussewago near the Allegheny River, the mixed blood French-Munsee woman lived a life very different fro that of her brother [...]

Eighteen for Mercy: BLACK CLOUD

2020-01-30T20:10:41+00:00January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

BLACK CLOUD Black Cloud is one of two major protagonists of the story.  He is entirely fictional, and not based on any particular historical figure.  He was born in 1754 in the village of Cussewago  in the Allegheny region of Pennsylvania, the son of the French [...]

19. Big Wind of the Fifteen Fires

2020-01-26T18:44:03+00:00January 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

June 1795     Fort Greenville In June, 1795, following the defeat of of the tribes by Anthony Wayne at Fallen Timbers, the chiefs and the warriors of twelve tribes made their way to Fort Greenville.  Eleven hundred tribesmen of the Northwest Confederation sat about eating, engaging [...]

18. Betrayed by their ally

2020-01-09T19:56:43+00:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

August 20, 1794       Fallen Timbers,  Maumee River       All  attempts at peace have failed.  General Anthony Wayne had used Captain William Wells (Apekonit), Little Turtles own son-in-law, to attempt a negotiation.   Wells had been in charge of the company of scouts working [...]

17. A Black Snake who never sleeps

2019-12-30T00:06:55+00:00December 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

August 1794    Fort Recovery and Kekionga There arrived at Fort Washington, in April 1793, a well-organized army under the command of General Anthony Wayne.  This time the army was made up on professionals, not a group of conscripted misfits.  Wayne spent the summer at Fort [...]

16. “They are not invincible”

2019-12-19T20:33:50+00:00December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

November 6, 1792   Near Fort St. Clair, Western Ohio country  Following the defeat of the Americans by Little Turtle and the Northwest Confederation, in name of the vanquished commander a Fort was established in the autumn of 1792; Fort St. Clair. There now existed four forts; [...]

15. “We are in an actual war.”

2019-12-13T00:26:44+00:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

April 1792   Marietta, Ohio    (Mouth of the Muskingum River) Following St. Clair's defeat at the hand of Little Turtle, the general ordered a retreat to Fort Jefferson, some twenty-nine miles south of the battlefield.  As the uniformed regulars and militiamen all ran for their lives, [...]

14. Cunning, Crafty, and Couragous

2019-11-28T00:34:39+00:00November 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

November 3, 1791   Bank of a Wabash tributary,  12 miles from Miami Towns As the army of General Arthur St. Clair moved northward toward the Miami, Delaware, and Shawnee towns on the Maumee and Wabash Rivers, with his large army consisting of Regular Troops, Conscripts, and [...]

13. A thousand warriors await you

2019-11-14T01:28:45+00:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 1791     Fort Washington (Present day Cincinnati, Ohio) Since the defeat of General Harmar and Colonel Hardin's forces in October 1790, attacks on white settlers increased with a vigor.   On Janary 2, 1791, just 30 miles north of the Marietta Settlement where the Ohio Company [...]