Learn more about Fort Pitt, a key military bastion of the American Revolution and guard of the Western "frontier", Pittsburgh, through this vivid illustrated history.
With vivid detail, historian Brady Crytzer traces the full history of Fort Pitt, from empire outpost to a bastion on the frontlines of a new Republic. A keystone to British domination in the territory during the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion, it was the most technologically advanced fortification in the Western Hemisphere. Early patriots later seized the fort, and it became a rallying point for the fledgling Revolution. Guarding the young settlement of Pittsburgh, Fort Pitt was the last point of civilization at the edge of the new American West.
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About the Author
Brady J. Crytzer is the winner of both the 2010 Donald S. Kelly Award and 2010 Donna J. McKee Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Service in the Academic Discipline of History. He received his MA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Foreword Alan Guatchess 7
Prologue Streets of a Thousand Names 9
Chapter 1 Hugh Mercer: "Capable of a Tolerable Defence" 17
Chapter 2 John Stanwix: "A Perfect Tranquility" 31
Chapter 3 Robert Monckton: "The Brave, Open-hearted, and Liberal" 53
Chapter 4 Simeon Ecuyer: "Every One Works, and I Do Not Sleep" 75
Chapter 5 Henry Bouqute: Fort Pitt and the Ohio Insurgency 99
Chapter 6 Lord Dunmore: Pittsburgh in the Old Dominion 123
Chapter 7 Daniel Brodhead: Fort Pitt and the American Revolution 151
Appendix The Hanna's Town Resolves 177
About the Author 191