On This Day
May 26, 1782 American Colonel William Crawford marches his army towards the Ohio River, where General George Washington has charged him with attacking local Indians who had sided with the British in the American Revolution. The expedition ended in a slow, harrowing death for Crawford. Crawford and his son-in-law William Harrison were scalped and burned at the stake; Crawford finally died after two hours of torment.
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