TO THE BETTY ZANE CHAPTER OF
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION
THIS BOOK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
BY THE AUTHOR
In a quiet corner of the stately little city of Wheeling, West Va.,
stands a monument on which is inscribed:
"By authority of the State of West Virginia to commemorate the siege of Fort
Henry, Sept 11, 1782, the last battle of the American Revolution, this tablet
is here placed."
Had it not been for the heroism of a girl the foregoing inscription would
never have been written, and the city of Wheeling would never have existed.
From time to time I have read short stories and magazine articles which have
been published about Elizabeth Zane and her famous exploit; but they are
unreliable in some particulars, which is owing, no doubt, to the singularly