Brodhead's Expedition

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Brodhead's Expedition

BRODHEAD'S EXPEDITION. 11 August-14 September 1779. In conjunction with Sullivan's Expedition, Colonel Daniel Brodhead marched up the Allegheny valley from Pittsburgh with a force of six hundred men drawn primarily from his own Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment and attacked Seneca villages. During this operation he covered about four hundred miles, pushing to within fifty miles of the British outpost at Niagara, and destroyed ten villages and their crops. On 15 August, in the only military engagement of the expedition, his advance guard beat back a larger force of Indians.

SEE ALSO Sullivan's Expedition against the Iroquois.


Brady, William Young. "Brodhead's Trail up the Allegheny, 1779." Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 37 (March 1954): 19-31.

                                   revised by Robert K. Wright Jr.