Young Soldier's Journal Chronicles Indian Ambush
Cupp, Bob, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
It's a common misconception that French and Indian War hostilities ended in Western Pennsylvania when British Gen. John Forbes captured Fort Duquesne in 1758.
Although the French abandoned the fort, frequent attacks by their Indian allies continued to plague British and Colonial soldiers.
Following the fall of Fort Duquesne, a small force of about 200 men, including troops from Virginia and Pennsylvania, was organized for the defense of Pittsburgh under the command of Col. Hugh Mercer. The remainder of Forbes' army was ordered home, or into winter quarters back east across the mountains.
The French, then based at Venango (now Franklin) along the Allegheny …
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Publication information: Article title: Young Soldier's Journal Chronicles Indian Ambush. Contributors: Cupp, Bob - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: May 29, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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