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The British defeat of the French in Pennsylvania, 1758 : a military history of the Forbes campaign against Fort Duquesne

Author: Douglas Cubbison
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, supply tactics, artillery, training and discipline that led to the campaign's success and its role in American Colonial history"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: John Forbes; John Forbes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Cubbison
ISBN: 9780786447398 0786447397
OCLC Number: 475664242
Description: x, 241 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: "A lion heart of courage": the appointment of Brigadier General John Forbes to command the expedition --
"A gathering from the scum of the worst of people, in every country": the organization and leadership of the Forbes campaign --
"By which I shall have a constant supply": Forbes plans a campaign --
"It is now time to form our magazines": Forbes's first parallel advances to the foot of Allegheny Mountain --
Allegheny Mountain becomes Forbes's rubicon: Forbes chooses his route --
"The waggons have been the plague of my life": Forbes's second parallel crosses Allegheny Mountain --
"My heart is broke": Grant's defeat --
"Immediately a regular attack insued": French resurgence at Loyalhanna --
"Colonel Washington did not discover his usual activity and presence of mind": combat, fratricide and a prisoner at Loyalhanna --
"I will sleep in Fort Duquesne or in hell tonight": the final movement to Fort Duquesne and the occupation of the forks on the Ohio --
"A willing sacrifice...to king & country": conclusions --
Appendix A: A compilation of Indian trade goods presented to the Cherokee and Catawba warriors during the Forbes campaign, 1758 --
Appendix B: List of ordnance supplies on the Forbes campaign.
Responsibility: Douglas R. Cubbison.

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