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By C. Stephen Badgley

used to be the “Shot heard around the global” at Lexington really an echo from the lightly rolling hills round the confluence of the good Kanawha and Ohio Rivers? used to be the conflict of element friendly truly the 1st conflict of the yank Revolution?

firstly of the 20 th century, throughout the tireless efforts of Mrs. Livia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger, the conflict website, the monuments and the popularity by means of congress that this was once a ”battle of the Revolution” have been secured. If it used to be certainly a conflict of the Revolution, then it was once the 1st because it happened six months sooner than the struggle at Lexington.

Her adversary at the thought of it being a conflict of the Revolution was once Virgil Anson Lewis, famous Historian and Archivist for the kingdom of West Virginia and a former proponent of the speculation. either Poffenbarger and Lewis wrote books in this debatable topic and those books are either offered entire during this quantity.

The writer has supplied a few very fascinating, notion upsetting evidence and speculations that you should think about as you contemplate the works of those adversaries and shape your personal opinion as to if this conflict was once the 1st of the yank Revolution.

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