Stations Upon the Road

Stations Upon the Road (HM1ZCY)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 12.283', W 77° 9.487'

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After the defeat of General Edward Braddock at the Battle of Monogahela in July of 1755, (the battle that launched the French and Indian War in North America,) (sic) French and Native American forces unleashed a series of raids on the Pennsylvania frontier causing hundreds of settlers to retreat to Carlisle and points east for protection. These raids went virtually unchecked until General John Forbes' army captured Fort Duquesne in November of 1758. After the fall of Fort Duquesne it was determined that the chain of Forts (sic) built by Forbes to protect the frontier had some large gaps when it came to supplying an army on the march. as a result, Col. Henry Bouquet, commander of the Royal Americans, directed that five "stations" be built along the military road later named for Forbes. The cabins were built by a company of the 3rd Battalion, Pennsylvania Regiment, under the command of Capt. Nicholas Wetterholt. This building represents one of the cabins that served as a supply station.
After the fighting in Pennsylvania subsided, these stations quickly took on the role of n18th century "mini marts" as travelers regularly stopped to exchange supplies, water horses, or get some fresh food. With the outbreak of Pontiac's War in 1763, many of these stations were destroyed when Indian raids swept eastward.
"Each
Logg House containing two Rooms, one about 20 feet Square, the other with a Chimney for a Serjeants guard: a door and a Padlock to the Store Room."
October 12, 1759
Capt. Lewis Ourry to Col. Henry Bouquet
Carlisle, PA
The Papers of Henry Bouquet VL III
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HM NumberHM1ZCY
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Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
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Date Added Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316327 N 4452712
Decimal Degrees40.20471667, -77.15811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.283', W 77° 9.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 16.98" N, 77° 9' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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