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Latest Battle of Fort Ligonier Stories

2008-10-06 00:00:28

By Burton Kummerow This series of occasional articles is presented in conjunction with this year's Ligonier 250 Celebration and follows the Gen. John Forbes Campaign as it marched across Pennsylvania in 1758. The series is written by Burton Kummerow, author of the book, "Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail." On Oct. 5, 1758, British Gen. John Forbes had an important meeting with Lt. Col. Henry Bouquet and Col. George Washington at Raystown (Bedford). The general and the rest of his army were in...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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