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The British Defeat of the French in Pennsylvania, 1758: A Military History of the Forbes Campaign Against Fort Duquesne

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This is the first complete military study of the campaign directed by Brigadier General John Forbes in 1758 to drive the French out of the forks of the Ohio River. The author details the leadership, logistics, artillery, training and discipline that led to the campaign's success and discusses its role in American Colonial history.

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About the Book This is the first complete military study of the campaign directed by Brigadier General John Forbes in 1758 to drive the French out of the forks of the Ohio River. ... The author details the leadership, logistics, artillery, training and discipline that led to the campaign’s success and discusses its role in American Colonial history. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This is the first complete military study of the campaign directed by Brigadier General John Forbes in 1758 to drive the French out of the forks of the Ohio River. The author details the leadership, logistics, artillery, training and discipline that led to the campaign's success and discusses its role in American Colonial history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786447398
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Series: History/Military
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas R. Cubbison is a military historian with the Army Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He writes about social and military history.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 "A lion heart of courage": The Appointment of Brigadier General John Forbes to Command the Expedition 3

2 "A gathering from the scum of the worst of people, in every Country": The Organization and Leadership of the Forbes Campaign 12

3 "By which I shall have a constant Supply": Forbes Plans a Campaign 32

4 "It is now time to form our Magazines": Forbes's First Parallel Advances to the Foot of Allegheny Mountain 41

5 Allegheny Mountain Becomes Forbes's Rubicon: Forbes Chooses His Route 86

6 "The Waggons have been the plague of my life": Forbes's Second Parallel Crosses Allegheny Mountain 96

7 "My heart is broke": Grant's Defeat 122

8 "Immediately a regular Attack Insued": French Resurgence at Loyalhanna 141

9 "Colonel Washington did not discover his usual activity and presence of mind": Combat, Fratricide and a Prisoner at Loyalhanna 147

10 "I will sleep in Fort Duquesne or in hell tonight": The Final Movement to Fort Duquesne and the Occupation of the Forks of the Ohio 157

11 "A willing sacrifice ... to King & Country": Conclusions 181

Appendix A A Compilation of Indian Trade Goods Presented to the Cherokee and Catawba Warriors During the Forbes Campaign, 1758 199

Appendix B List of Ordnance Supplies on the Forbes Campaign 212

Chapter Notes 217

Bibliography 231

Index 239

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