John Dickey

John Dickey served in the area for a tour. The stories of his adventures in the war are in his pension papers. They are very detailed. There is little said of his time in the area of the fort. He would guard supplies from Waterstreet to the surrounding area.

Dickey described an incident that occurred. Right before his arrival to Fetter’s Fort, a local blockhouse in Frankstown there had been an attack. A boy and his father had been out hunting for cows. A Native American was in the area, and saw them, he was not friendly with the locals and shot the man. He then had to reload and tried to hide behind a tree to do so, during this time the boy shot at his exposed form. He hit the Native, who dropped his gun. The boy turned and ran as fast as he could to the fort.