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Major Grant's Piper by Robert Griffing

 
     
 

Major Grant's Piper by Robert Griffing

 
     
 

In 1758, three years after Braddock's defeat, General John Forbes embarked on a second campaign to capture Ft. Duquesne from the French. Upon reaching Ft Ligonier in September, Forbes decided to send ahead a scouting expedition under the command of Major James Grant, 77th Highland Regiment. Grant hoped to draw the French out of Ft. Duquesne into an ambush, employing the element of surprise. However, in deploying for the operation, Grant's forces became confused, disoriented and lost to the point where Grant ordered the pipes played from atop a nearby hill in order to regroup his scattered troops. This calm before the ensuing storm is the moment depicted in Robert Griffing's Major Grant's Piper.

After regrouping his forces, the frustrated Grant marched them straight onto the open plain in front of Ft Duquesne. There, a force of 800 French and Indians, who were by now well aware of Grant's presence, sprung their own ambush. Within a short time, close to half of Grant's 750 men were killed, wounded or missing. The remaining stragglers returned to Ft. Ligonier, beaten and exhausted. Grant himself was captured and would spend the next year in a Quebec prison. .

 
 
 
 

Image size - 18 3/4" x 25 1/2"
Edition Size - 750 signed and numbered (s/n) paper prints
Price - $125.00
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