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