Whiskey Rebellion - Whiskey Insurrection

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This 1794 insurrection was caused, in part, by the lack of federal courts (which necessitated trips to Philadelphia for trial), large numbers of absentee landlords, lack of protection from the Indians, lack of access to the Mississippi River and the high excise tax on whiskey. President George Washington ordered 12,000 to 13,000 troops to the Washington Pennsylvania area. This was the first test of the power of the new government. David Bradford, under threat of arrest, headed south, eventually to Spanish West Florida (Louisiana).

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Summary of the Whiskey Insurrection Map of S.W. PA Locations
David Bradford and his Home Bibliography
Espy House  
Oliver Miller Homestead Gen. Neville and Bower Hill
Old Saint Luke's Church Mingo Creek Church and Cemetery
Interesting Sites  

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