The expedition was a turning point in the French and Indian
War, resulting in the capture of the French stronghold, Fort Duquesne (at the site of modern-day Pittsburgh).
For the British, the French and Indian
War began in disaster.
This memorable phrasing begins nineteenth-century historian Francis Parkman's masterwork on the French and Indian
War, Montcalm and Wolfe.
If CNN and MSNBC has been around then, it is easy to imagine a retired light colonel from the French and Indian
War giving his commentary about the foolishness of Washington dividing his already-weak army in two while he faced complete annihilation by the forces of General William Howe.
The military historian John Keegan captures this conventional view in his introduction to the Modern Library's recent re-issue of Francis Parkman's 1884 account of the French and Indian
War, Montcalm and Wolfe.
Instead, it was a war that the colonists themselves had initiated, and rather than calling it by the name of the current monarch of Great Britain, the Virginians and the other English colonists referred to this war as the French and Indian
War, after the two groups that were blocking their advance into the rich farmlands of the Middle West and thus threatening to stifle the further growth of these colonies.
After the French and Indian
War (1754-1763), Great Britain established the Proclamation Line of 1763.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly expanded Embedded Journalist program launched today, which will feature new and exciting reports on the French and Indian
War from a fictitious 18th Century reporter similar to the modern-day embedded journalist.
The French and Indian
War was part of a larger conflict, the Seven Years' War.
Saucier, many of the Acadians--regarded as "enemy combatants" during the French and Indian
War--endured lengthy imprisonment in England.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new program was launched today that features reports on the French and Indian
War from a fictitious 18th Century journalist similar to the modern-day embedded journalist.
Washington has fired the first shots of the French and Indian
War and won his first military victory.
The British government had closed the West to settlement after the French and Indian
War, but desperate settlers on the run from the law or eager to strike out on their own settled there anyway.
These events take place during the French and Indian
wars when the French were enlisting the aid of the Indians as they attempted to acquire territory in America.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- Several of the nation's governors took a historic step toward commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the French and Indian
War while attending the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in the nation's capital.