The French had also been active on the Ohio and had opened a line of communication from Lake Erie to the Forks. The rivals clashed on the Monongahela, and Washington was forced to surrender and retreat.
The dispute arose over the presence of British and French settlers in the Ohio River Valley in and around present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniabut resulted in battles that were fought far from there. Both the French and English wanted exclusive rights to the area because of its economic potential and plethora of fur-bearing wildlife.
Despite attempts in Europe to solve the territory battle diplomatically, no compromise could be made. French settlers began building forts along the Ohio River to protect the land from the British. French and British military forces were both authorized by their respective governments to take the necessary measures to remove the other.
The French refused to leave and built a fort at the source of the Ohio River which they named Fort Duquesne. The following May, Washington, now promoted to lieutenant colonel, returned to the area with armed Virginians.
Washington then ambushed a French reconnaissance party at what came to be known as The Battle of Jumonville Glen. In preparation for a French counterattack, Washington ordered the construction of a makeshift stockade which he named Fort Necessity, south of present day Pittsburgh. The French promptly burned the fort to the ground and gained control of the region.
For two years, the French controlled the region. When British Commander Edward Braddock and forces attacked Fort Duquesne inhis army was routed and he was killed. While the French successfully defended their interests in the Ohio Valley, they were losing the battles elsewhere in North America especially in points along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Pitt committed large numbers of troops to North America who had permission to garner supplies at will from civilians. Citizens were also forced to serve in the military. While his tactics were successful in driving back the French, he was forced to relent when a uprising concerning his laws nearly tore New York City apart.
Nevertheless, the British had the upper hand in North America. The capture of Fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario effectively severed communications between the French headquarters in Montreal and their forces in the Ohio Valley.
Louisbourg gave the British control of the Bay of St. It was renamed Fort Pitt. The turning point in the war occurred on September 13,when British General James Wolfe defeated French forces at Quebec in a siege that lasted almost two months.
Montreal and Detroit, the other two French strongholds would fall soon after. Inthe battered French Army surrendered at Montreal.
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We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. The French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War, began in the Spring in The dispute arose over the presence of British and French settlers in the Ohio River Valley (in and around present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), but resulted in battles that were fought far from there.
Both. The name French and Indian War is used mainly in the United States.
It refers to the two enemies of the British colonists, the royal French forces and their various American Indian allies. It refers to the two enemies of the British colonists, the royal French forces and their various American Indian allies.
Best Books About the French and Indian War Rebecca Beatrice Brooks May 17, July 8, No Comments on Best Books About the French and Indian War There are surprisingly far fewer books on the French and Indian War than other American wars.
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