Fort Fincastle, in honor of Lord Dunmore, who, at the time of its erection, was Governor
of the Colony of Virginia. In 1776 its name was changed to Fort. Henry, in honor of
For many years it remained the most famous fort on the frontier, having withstood
numberless Indian attacks and two memorable sieges, one in 1777, which year is called
the year of the "Bloody Sevens," and again in 1782. In this last siege the British
Rangers under Hamilton took part with the Indians, making the attack practically the last
battle of the Revolution.