by Wills de Hass
First published in 1851, History of the Early Settlement chronicles the battles fought along the Western Virginia border, the wartime lessons learned by General Washington prior to the Revolution, and the bitter battles fought by the white settlers with the Indians. A classic of early West Virginia history.
History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars is an account of the various expeditions in the west, previous to 1795. The early history of the west is full of most lively interest to readers, both at home and abroad; and that which relates to Western Virginia and its borders is so in an especial degree. Here it was that Washington received those severe lessons in war which prepared him for the great achievements he so gloriously performed in after life, and here was struck the first great blow in the struggle for American Independence. One of the better early histories of what is now West Virginia.