• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

The Opening Battle of a World War

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.

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General Braddock

To increase speed, General Braddock split his army. The 1,200 men in the vanguard were severely routed by French and Indians from Fort Duquesne. Braddock died during the retreat and was buried in the road. More...