In 1759 near the ruins of the earlier French Ft. St. Frederick,
the British built a large and imposing fort to protect their newly won
control of Lake Champlain. Not long after it was built, the fort
suffered a devastating fire. Today only these ruins are a reminder
of the bloody struggle between Europe's two greatest powers for this strategic
water route to the heart of the British colonies.
Crown Point State Park
The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH
In 1735 the Massachusetts Bay Colony granted township
at No. 4. By 1744 a palisaded village had been built to shelter settlers
during King George's War. The town was also involved
in the later French and Indian War.
Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain
This site guarding the narrow neck of Lake Champlain where Lake George enters, was first fortified by the French. After Gen. Abercrombie's failed attempt in 1758, it was evacuated by the French before Gen. Amherst could attack it in 1759.
Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh, PA
Located at the Forks of the Ohio, this site was of great strategic importance during the French and Indian War. The French were the first to build here naming their outpost Ft. Duquesne. It was the goal of the disastrous Braddock campaign in 1755; it finally fell to Gen. Forbes and Col. Washington in late 1758. Fort Pitt was built by the British to secure the site.
Fort Pitt Museum
For a Calendar of French and Indian War commemoration activities check out the War for Empire Calendar
Paladin Communications creaters of the videos: When the Forest Ran Red and George Washington's First War: The Battles for Fort Duquesne
Braddock's March Commemoration
Braddock's March site is another site supporting the 250th anniversary of
the French and Indian War. It contains information on Gen. Braddock's
March to Fort Duquesne and the resulting disastrous battle and also
information on the events planned to commemorate Braddock's 1755 campaign.
George Washington's narrative of the battle is also included.
Although the year of commemoration has past we keep this page online since it contains history articles and photographic reports on the events of the anniversary.
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