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News and research on the life, community, and worldview of Colonel Philip Ludwell III.
Fort Loudoun Tennessee

Ludwell Appointed to Greet Commander of British Forces in New York in 1756

Fort Loudon in Tennessee is one of three in the United States named after Lord Loudoun, who was commander of British forces in North America during the French & Indian War (Seven Years War). As an appointed member of Virginia’s Council of State, Philip Ludwell III was deputed by the Royal Governing Council of Virginia to greet Lord Loudoun on his arrival in New York in 1756 and, in Loudoun’s capacity as Governor General of Virginia, to work with him on the defense of the western frontier. A year later, the Virginia House of Burgesses voted to divide Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, with the newer western county named after Lord Loudoun.

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