The colonial frontier of Western Pennsylvania set the stage for the fight over control of North America and the promise of the American West. The war began in the Commonwealth and the defenses, roads and skirmishes fought in the Western part of the state defined the war and the early career of George Washington.
Global powers and Native tribes jockeyed for control of important sites like the Forks of the Ohio River and the Great Meadows. George Washington forged his early military career in the region, joining Braddock's expeditioin, fighting at the Battle of the Monongahela and helping to drive the French from Fort Duquesne.
Chapters include: French Invasion; Fort Necessity; Braddock; The Frontier in Flames; Forbes; Pontiac's War. Book also includes a guide to touring the region's forts and battlefields.
Join author Robert M. Dunkerly as he reveals the harrowing history of the French and Indian War in Western Pennsylvania.
Paperback, 2024, 6" x 9", 208 pages, dozens of b/w photos of current sites, old maps, figures, etc., index, notes, $24.99