Notes:West Commons

From Pittsburgh Streets

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  • Source:Fleming-woods: "Naturally there comes to mind Gen. Mercer's associates in Forbes' little army. We find many names noted in Pennsylvania's history—but few known in Pittsburgh. ¶ The commander of the first battalion was Col. John Armstrong of Kittanning fame. Col. James Burd commanded the second. . . . Dr. Graeme was a member of Gov. Denny's council, and the father-in-law of Lieut.-Col. Joseph Shippen, who served on the staff during the expedition. Col. Burd was also a relative of the Shippens by marriage."