240th Anniversary of Camp Charlotte Treaty – Circleville
Lord Dunmore’s War in the Fall of 1774 ended with the treaty between the Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore and Indian Chiefs, Cornstalk of the Shawnee and Logan of the Mingo. On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Camp Charlotte Chapter of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution paid tribute to all the participants in that event 240 years ago at the Logan Elm State Memorial south of Circleville.
Rick Hartinger, who has been researching the treaty for four years, acted as Master of Ceremonies. Honored guests included Central District Vice President General Tony Robinson, Ohio Society President Ted Minier, Ohio Society Chaplain Jim Fast, David Beavers of the Pickaway Historical Society, Darlene Weaver of the Pickaway Genealogical Library and Wally Higgins, retired Circleville History Teacher.
The keynote presentation on the Significance of the Camp Charlotte Treaty was given by Dr. James Glanville of Virginia Technology University and scholar of Lord Dunmore’s War.
Color Guard members from six different chapters of the Ohio Society SAR presented the colors and read a simulated copy of the treaty to the assembled crowd.
At the end of the ceremony the group assembled at the site of the old Logan Elm where VPG Robinson gathered soil from the site to present to the new National Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. A Liberty Elm tree is to be planted at the entrance of the museum. Soil from every battlefield and historic site of the American Revolution is to be added to the base of the tree to symbolize the sacrifices for the new republic giving liberty to a new nation.