Scott, Charles, 1739-1813

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Birth 1739
Death 1815-10-22

Biographical notes:

Charles Scott was a soldier, politician, and governor of Kentucky, 1808-1812. These journals were kept by officers serving in his command during the Northwest Indian Wars, 1793-1794.

From the description of Journals, 1793-1794. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49324760

Governor of Kentucky and army officer.

From the description of Charles Scott correspondence, 1803 August 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980421

Governor, Soldier.

Charles Scott, a Virginia native, served as a non-commissioned officer under George Washington during the French and Indian War, later rising to the rank of brigadier general during the Revolutionary War. He was with the Continental Army at Valley Forge, Trenton, Germantown, Monmouth, and Stony Point. He moved to Kentucky in 1785, after being chosen by the Virginia General Assembly to appoint superintentents and surveyors in the western lands. He served as Woodford County's representative to the Virginia House of Delegates. From 1791 to 1794 Scott took part in general expeditions against the Indians, including those with General Arthur St. Clair (1736-1818) and Antony Wayne (1745-1796), serving as head of the Kentucky Volunteers. From 1808 to 1812, Scott served as governor of Kentucky.

From the description of Charles Scott papers, 1777-1828, 1790-1813 (bulk dates). (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14698652


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