Excerpt from West Virginia Lyrics This is claimed to have been the last battle in which the British flag was unfurled in the war of the Revolution. The men behind the palisades were hard pressed, yet they were greatly encouraged by their wives and daughters, who molded bullets and loaded the guns. After a time the powder became exhausted, when Elizabeth Zane, a pioneer girl of 18, performed the daring action alluded to in the verses. She ran to the blockhouse, forty yards distant, and tripped it back again, under the fire of the Indian guns, bearing in her apron a supply of powder - thus rescuing the Fort. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.