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.Read More
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The nine swivel guns Washington brought on the Fort Necessity campaign each weighed just under one hundred pounds. They shot half pound balls about an inch and half indiameter.