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history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755

Sargent, Winthrop

history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755

under Major-General Edward Braddock ...

by Sargent, Winthrop

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Published by For the Historical Soc. of Pa. in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Braddock"s Campaign, 1755.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEd. from the original manuscripts, by Winthrop Sargent ...
    SeriesPennsylvania. Historical society. Memoirs,, v.5
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF146 .P36 vol. 5a
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., xiv, 15-423 p.
    Number of Pages423
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6905195M
    LC Control Number01010782
    OCLC/WorldCa8366900

    Ingles, very shortly after her return, went to Williamsburg to lay before Governor Dinwiddie the situation of affairs on the border. When a sharp skirmish resulted, he then sent Washington with another contingent to support Mercer. The regiments were at less than half the necessary strength, each having men. He was mortally wounded, and his army after sustaining fearful loss was routed and put to flight.

    They accordingly crossed Lake Champlain, built Crown Point, and fortified certain positions on the waters of the upper Ohio. Each of these land companies proceeded to history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne their lands, and in Colonel John Lewis and his son, Andrew, afterward a distinguished General, surveyed the Greenbrier tract, including "Marlinton's Bottom," on the Greenbrier River, on which is now situate the town of Marlinton, the County seat of Pocahontas County, where they found Jacob Marlin and Stephen Sewell. Seventeen days later a report states that he has captured Fort Du Quesne, with the support of a large contingent of Cherokees. Under instructions from the English government to raise a force of men to build and occupy two forts on the Ohio, the House of Burgesses voted 10, pounds and the raising of a regiment of men, the command of which was given to Colonel Joshua Fry as Commandant, with George Washington as Lieutenant-Colonel. He was mortally wounded, and his army after sustaining fearful loss was routed and put to flight.

    After France attacked the British colony on Minorca, in the Mediterranean Sea, the English formally declared war on them. The Virginian companies were issued with weapons when they arrived at Winchester. By now it was obvious that Forbes' strategy was to advance cautiously to the west, building strong points at regular intervals along his route. A year later he was back at Fort Cumberland, preparing for an attack by several thousand French and Indians.


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Owner name on front cover page. But the year saw war again rife. Smith and a painting portraying the British occupation of the site as the Fort Duquesne blockhouse burns in the background. Washington, as commander of the Virginia Regiment, was left with the responsibility of protecting the settlers in 1755 book a wide area stretching from the Potomac River to the North Carolina border.

Both Pennsylvania and Virginia claimed what is now southwestern Pennsylvania, based on ambiguous wording in their grants from the Crown. In the process three wagons were destroyed, many were damaged, and numerous horses apparently broke down. Fort Duquesne also appears in the video game Assassin's Creed IIIalthough it looks nothing like its real-life counterpart, and is referred to as Fort Duquesne long after the British rebuilt it.

By now it was obvious that Forbes' strategy was to advance cautiously to the west, building strong points at regular intervals along his route.

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There on the following day the wagons were unloaded and sent back to Fort Cumberland under escort of Chapman and about men for use in moving the main body of the army. Lybrook to in 1755 book in the bag and she would find an acquaintance.

Additionally, the walls of Fort Duquesne were only six feet thick, meaning that the British cannons could be used for the attack. Colonel Washington sent Major Andrew Lewis from Winchester to take charge of the forces, which were to attack the Indian towns on the Ohio.

Film Forbes, John. Battle for a continent New York, NY, History of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne this expedition, New Hampshire sent a regiment of The author being so fortunate as to get a copy in part of Captain William Preston's journal, kept by him on this expedition, which will be hereinafter copied.

He returned to his native Yorkshire in history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne Accepted the surrender of the French in Canada. Philadelphia, Plans soon began for the construction of a new fort 1, feet upstream from the location of Fort Duquesne along the Monongahela River.

His hopes were realized when that did indeed occur, resulting in another disastrous defeat. A company of Maryland Rangers commanded by Captain Dagworthy. The English were jealous of these movements, which jealousy at last ripened into open hostility, but before proceeding to open acts of war, the English sought to gain possession of the Western country by throwing a large white population into it by means of land companies, to whom large grants for land were made.

Spendelow and six of his seamen accompanied St.The History of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in under Major-General Edward Braddock. The other three all failed -- that against Fort du Quesne, in defeat and the death of Braddock; the one against Fort Niagara, through inaction; and, lastly, the Crown Point expedition, the only one with which our present history has to do, because it was a work of greater magnitude than had been anticipated.

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