American History Book by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr. & Dale Carter

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The focus of this book is the forts themselves, with their individual histories followed by meticulously presented proofs of their locations. Most of the site location data is new, and has never before been presented. The larger military campaigns are outlined, but are not discussed in detail. The author hopes the reader is encouraged to read the numerous standard works on these subjects. It is the proofs of location of the forts that are the core of this effort. They provide new levels of understandings of the campaigns, and of the emigration down the Wilderness Road to Kentucky.  The forts in the Holston and Clinch Valleys were constructed in a manner to prevent an invasion from the North. Late in 1775 militia forts were built in Lee County to provide protection to the emigrant trains moving down the Wilderness Road into Kentucky. In 1776, the Great Cherokee War broke out, with the Cherokee making a frontal assault against the Holston settlements from the south, and with a second drive coming from the west up Powell Valley. The settlements were largely abandoned in Lee County and western Scott County, and in the main Valley of the Holston from Kingsport to Abington.



The Bear Grass
*A History*

The idea of regional history leads directly to the unspoken thesis of this book.  Read more ...

The Forts of the Holston Militia

The story of the southwest Virginia warfare told as never before!  Locations of 37 of the forts ... more

The Great Warrior's Path

Daniel Boone, Thomas Walker and Claudius Crozet linked with the GREAT ROAD ... more

The story of the most successful and yet, the most dreaded of the Cherokee war leaders ... read more

Black Mountain Mother of Today
Indians, feuds, bush-wackings, buffalo, Civil War murders ... read more

Appalachia Anthology

A collection of short stories about the Town of Appalachia ... read more

  Elk Garden
Written by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr., and Edgar A. Howard, Elk Garden is a profoundly interesting place.  Roughly only about a half a dozen miles across, this limestone cove to the north of Clinch Mountain in Russell County, Virginia, is special to American History in several ways. 
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Johannes Flinner
Written by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr., and Edgar A. Howard.  We know of no other biography of this man, who figured large in the opening of the Wars of the Reformation ... read more  SPECIAL DOWNLOAD!

Old World exploration and settlement, evolution of American land title law, preindustrial era industry, Civil War, premodern chemical industry, modern chemical industry, and environmental law Saltville brandishes it all.  Read Campbell's Choice online.