Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro: A Moment In Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In one of the last skirmishes of the American Revolution Betty Zane performed an act of exceptional heroism. The City of Wheeling was established at the juncture of Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River in the panhandle of West Virginia. The name is taken from a Delaware Indian term meaning skull, or head, which refers to the beheading of a party of early settlers. The story of Elizabeth Zane comes out of that turbulent era.