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The Bedford Story - The Whiskey Rebellion

by Ned Frear

The Whiskey Rebellion by Ned Frear

When President George Washington marched the army to Bedford in 1794 to subdue the Whiskey Rebellion, there was vastly more at stake than putting down an uprising of farmers angered by a tax on whiskey. A modern historian concluded: It was at Bedford that the new federal government was finally to establish itself as sovereign in its own time and place.

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