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Letters of General John Forbes

Relating to the Expedition Against Fort Duquesne in 1758

John Forbes, and Edited by Irene Stewart

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ISBN: 978-0-271-02755-5

108 pages
6" × 9"
1927

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Letters of General John Forbes

Relating to the Expedition Against Fort Duquesne in 1758

John Forbes, and Edited by Irene Stewart

This volume is made up of the letters of British general John Forbes, who led the campaign against Fort Duquesne, a pivotal episode in the French and Indian War. Primarily from the year 1758, the letters, to William Pitt, Governor Denny of Pennsylvania, General Sharpe of Maryland, and others, offer readers a firsthand glimpse of the campaign, from the preparation through the expedition to Fort Duquesne and the eventual British capture of the fort, where Pittsburgh now stands. The correspondence is accompanied by various related letters between other key players in the expedition.

 

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This volume is made up of the letters of British general John Forbes, who led the campaign against Fort Duquesne, a pivotal episode in the French and Indian War. Primarily from the year 1758, the letters, to William Pitt, Governor Denny of Pennsylvania, General Sharpe of Maryland, and others, offer readers a firsthand glimpse of the campaign, from the preparation through the expedition to Fort Duquesne and the eventual British capture of the fort, where Pittsburgh now stands. The correspondence is accompanied by various related letters between other key players in the expedition.

Irene Stewart was a reference librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

General John Forbes (1707–1759) is best known for leading the campaign that resulted in the capture of Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War.

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