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Benjamin Logan


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(c. 1742–1802) frontier civil and military officer, born in Augusta County, Virginia. Logan played a major role in the settling and securing of Kentucky. Before the Revolutionary War, Logan twice fought with local militias in campaigns against the Indians in southwestern Virginia and Kentucky (then part of Virginia). During the Revolutionary War, as a captain and later colonel in the militia, he led a number of retaliatory expeditions across the Ohio River that destroyed Ohio Indian villages and cornfields. In 1786 he led a raid that devastated seven Ohio Indian villages.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

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