In 1 774 the governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, himself led a force over the mountains, and a body of militia under General Andrew Lewis dealt the Shawnee Indians under Cornstalk a crushing blow at Point Pleasant at the junction of the Kanawha and the Ohio rivers, but Indian attacks continued until after the War of Independence.
Loyal to American interests and devoted to General Washington, he was one of the most useful of the state executives during the War of Independence.
During the War of Independence Norfolk was bombarded on the 1st of January 1776 by the British under John Murray, 4th earl of Dunmore (1732-1809); much of the town was burned by the American troops to prevent Dunmore from establishing himself here.
As the War of Independence came to a close the old trouble with Pennsylvania was revived.
They played a brilliant part in the War of Independence (1821-1829), and to-day supply the Greek army with its best soldiers.