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1931 News Article about Hugh McCAIN
Posted by: Wayne Phillips (ID *****5870) Date: June 02, 2009 at 07:04:10
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Found a website that mentions an article about Hugh McCAIN and his pre-Revolutionary War Service.
Does anyone have a copy of the article listed:
(Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Observer, 23 Aug 1931).

I would like to read it for research.

Not sure this is the article:
Military Service: 8 Jul 1755. 1 Was an officer under George Washington at the time that Braddock was defeated in the French Indian War. Soon after the war of 1756 he moved to Mecklenberg (now Union) county, NC. Later in the same article, it implies that McCain was already living in Mecklenberg County, and was serving under Washington as a member of the Colonial force, during the battle of Fort Duquesne (8 July 1755) where General Braddock was killed. Same article states that Braddock brought two Irish regiments with him when he arrived in Alexandria, VA, in March, 1755. Could McCain have come over as a member of one of those regiments? Member of the Anson Guards, probably a company of King's militia commanded by General Andrew Pickens, prior to Revolutionary War.

R W Phillips


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