Facts and Events
Col. James Smith's Comment
respectfully enshrine a Virginian, Lemuel Barrett who was in charge of a small group of Pennsylvania Rangers that left Carlisle in 1763. It was Lemuel Barrett's scheme that had made Captain Henry Bouquet's reputation a success at the Battle of Bushy Run
. Captain Henry Bouquet arrived at Fort Bedford
on July 25. Before continuing west, he raised a company of 14 rangers, commanded by Captain Lemuel Barrett, to act as scouts, complaining "the Highlanders lose themselves in the Woods as soon as they got out of the Road." The Higlander's Smith refered to here are the 42nd Regiment of Foot and the 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders)
, which were a British relief column of 500 soldiers, left Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to relieve Fort Pitt, then under siege by indians led by Guyasuta .
- Western Pennsylvania - War Bounty Land Grant - "three thousand acres of land due unto the said Saml. Sample for Military service performed by him as a Captain in the late war between Great Britain and France according to the terms of the King of Great Britain proclaimed of 1763." This land was later sold by said Samuel Sample to Robert Hunter.
Court Records to the satisfaction of the court that Samuel Semple served as a Captain in a Corps of Rangers in Pennsylvania.
Henry Louis Bouquet, generally known as Henry Bouquet (1719 – 2 September 1765) was a prominent British Army officer in the French and Indian War and Pontiac's War. Bouquet is best known for his victory over Native Americans (American Indians) at the Battle of Bushy Run, lifting the siege of Fort Pitt during Pontiac's War.