Whiskey Rebels: The Story of a Frontier Uprising

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Chapter XIII: The Watermelon Army among the White Indians

THE first of the troops to enter Pittsburgh was a detachment of Philadelphia cavalry acting as the escort of the exiled General Gibson. Brackenridge, who was at his window when the cavalry passed his house, saw Gibson look up and laugh, and the sensitive lawyer took the action to mean, "there lives a fellow that is to be hanged." The next to arrive were several squadrons of horse accompanying General Morgan and Presley Neville. They appeared on the south bank of the Monongahela, forded the river, and approached Fort Fayette with flying colors and sounding bugles. The garrison replied with a salute of artillery. Brackenridge's house was an immediate center of attention--dragoons occasionally came and went; two of them even entered the kitchen and from there peered into the adjoining rooms. That evening, so it was reported to Brackenridge, General Morgan, walking with his staff near the house, was heard to exclaim, "Hang the rascal, hang him."

At about eleven o'clock that night a group of soldiers actually undertook to assassinate Brackenridge. One of their officers who had unsuccessfully remonstrated with them ran to Presley Neville's home and routed out Morgan and Neville. They rushed out hatless and met the soldiers twenty yards from

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