Blanket Hill

Blanket Hill (HMW11)

Location: Kittanning, PA 16201 Armstrong County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.893', W 79° 24.999'

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Here Colonel John Armstrong with about 800 Frontiersmen from Cumberland County stopped September 7, 1756, while on his way to attack the Indian town of Kittanning. He left 18 of his men, commanded by Lieutanant James Hogg to watch a band of Indians seek at a nearby campfire. The next morning Lieutenant Hogg attacked this band of Indians and was killed with a number of his men.

Here, March 16, 1777 Fergus Moorhead was taken prisoner by the Indians, and his companion, a Mr. Simpson, was killed and scalped.

From the many blankets left here by Colonel Armstrong's men the place received it's name.
HM NumberHMW11
Year Placed1934
Placed ByThe Daughters of the American Revolution - Kittanning Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 633636 N 4513863
Decimal Degrees40.76488333, -79.41665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.893', W 79° 24.999'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 53.58" N, 79° 24' 59.94" W
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Area Code(s)724, 814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 450 Benjamin Franklin Hwy, Kittanning PA 16201, US
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