Chapter 68: 658-664
The Braddock Road was a historical roadway in what was then British America and is now the United States. It was constructed in 1755 by British troops who were part of an expedition to conquer the Ohio Country from the French at the beginning of the Seven Years' War. From WIKI - Also, see page 309.
James Mackay was a captain in the British Army during the French and Indian War. He was in command of the Independent Company of South Carolina when he was sent by the Governor of South Carolina to assist Virginia's defense of the Ohio Country from the French in the summer of 1754. He was co-commander of Fort Necessity along with George Washington during the Battle of the Great Meadows on July 3, 1754. From WIKI
the Highland Forty-second
See page 489.
Prospero is the protagonist in The Tempest, a play by William Shakespeare. From/See WIKI
Frederick's rank'd Automata
See page 535.
Forefather of the mysterious and villainous Gabriel Ice of Bleeding Edge?
The Youghiogheny River, or the Yough for short, is a tributary of the Monongahela River, approximately 122 mi (195 km) long, in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It drains an area on the west side of the Allegheny Mountains northward into Pennsylvania, providing a small watershed in extreme western Maryland into the tributaries of the Mississippi River. From WIKI - See MAP
Bouquet's Success at Bushy Run... relief of Fort Pitt
See pages 616-617.
The name is of Old High German origin, meaning "man from the forest", "bosk" or "brushwood". In modern German, "Horst" is also the equivalent of English aerie, the nest of an eagle. From WIKI
Westphalia is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Arnsberg, Bielefeld, Bochum, Detmold, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Minden and Münster and included in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia... Westphalia is known for the 1648 Peace of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years' War, as the two treaties were signed in Münster and Osnabrück. From WIKI
See page 468.
The Anglo settlers called the mounds built by the Native Americans "old forts". From WIKI
A flue is a duct, pipe, or chimney for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, furnace, water heater, boiler, or generator to the outdoors. From WIKI
Fort at Redstone
Redstone Old Fort or Redstone Fort or Fort Burd was the name of a wooden fort built about 1759 by English explorers on a mound overlooking the eastern shore of the Monongahela River in what is now Fayette County, Pennsylvania near Redstone Creek. The site was located at the crossing point of the formidible east-west obstacle of the Monongahela River along the route of an Amerindian trail from the Potomac River. In 1789, historic Nemacolin Castle, trading post, and tavern was built near this crossing. The settlement around the fort also came to be called Redstone, but eventually became eponymously known as Brownsville, Pennsylvania after its farsighted developer Thomas Brown, and use of "Redstone" devolved to apply to just one of its neighborhoods. From/See WIKI
Nation of Giants
In folklore from all over Europe, giants were believed to have built the remains of previous civilizations. Saxo Grammaticus, for example, argues that giants had to exist, because nothing else would explain the large walls, stone monuments, and statues that we now know were the remains of Roman construction. Similarly, the Old English poem Seafarer speaks of the high stone walls that were the work of giants. Even natural geologic features such as the massive basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland were attributed to construction by giants. Giants provided the least complicated explanation for such artifacts. From WIKI
Lancaster County Rifle
See page 278.
Decrement - A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions. From WIKI
Zero... fatal Double
The sport of darts is usually contested between two players who take turns in throwing up to three darts. Starting from a set score, usually 501 or 301, a player wins by reducing his score to zero. The last dart in the leg must hit either a double or the inner portion of the bullseye, which is the double of the outer bull, and must reduce the score to exactly 0. Successfully doing so is known as "doubling out" or "checking out." A throw that would reduce a player's score to less than zero does not count, his turn ends, and his score is reset to what it was before that turn. Since the double areas are small, doubling out is usually the most difficult and tense part of a leg. Longer matches are often divided into sets, each comprising some number of legs. From WIKI
Latitudes and Departures
1: 5-11, 2: 12-13, 3: 14-29, 4: 30-41, 5: 42-46, 6: 47-57, 7: 58-76, 8: 77-86, 9: 87-93, 10: 94-104, 11: 105-115, 12: 116-124, 13: 125-145, 14: 146-157, 15: 158-166, 16: 167-174, 17: 175-182, 18: 183-189, 19: 190-198, 20: 199-206, 21: 207-214, 22: 215-227, 23: 228-237, 24: 238-245, 25: 245-253
26: 257-265, 27: 266-274, 28: 275-288, 29: 289-295, 30: 296-301, 31: 302-314, 32: 315-326, 33: 327-340, 34: 341-348, 35: 349-361, 36: 362-370, 37: 371-381, 38: 382-390, 39: 391-398, 40: 399-409, 41: 410-421, 42: 422-435, 43: 436-439, 44: 440-447, 45: 448-451, 46: 452-459, 47: 460-465, 48: 466-475, 49: 476-483, 50: 484-490, 51: 491-498, 52: 499-510, 53: 511-524, 54: 525-541, 55: 542-553, 56: 554-561, 57: 562-569, 58: 570-574, 59: 575-584, 60: 585-596, 61: 597-607, 62: 608-617, 63: 618-622, 64: 623-628, 65: 629-632, 66: 633-645, 67: 646-657, 68: 658-664, 69: 665-677, 70: 678-686, 71: 687-693, 72: 694-705, 73: 706-713