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The Sandy Creek Expedition

The Sandy Creek Expedition was a 1756 campaign of Virginia soldiers and Cherokee warriors into western West Virginia, against Shawnee warriors who were raiding Virginia farms and settlements. The campaign set out in mid-February, 1756, and was immediately slowed by harsh weather and inadequate provisions. With morale failing, the expedition was forced to turn back in mid-March without encountering the enemy.

The expedition was the first allied military campaign between the British and the Cherokees against the French and their allied Native Americans, and Virginia’s only military offensive during the French and Indian War.

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