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French and Indian War: Building Fort Necessity in 28mm

Twenty-three years ago I found myself interning for a summer in southwestern Pennsylvania. While researching and writing National Register of Historic Places historic district nominations for three towns along Route 40 (The National Road) I found myself driving past… 1,162 more words

Scale Modelling

The Value of Maps

In the realm of history and genealogy, historical maps are invaluable. They provide locational context for research in different eras. Throughout time boundaries of counties, states and occasionally countries often change. 243 more words

Mary Buzzard Hupp: Colonial Wife and Mother

To date, the oldest member I have discovered in my family tree would be my 4x great grandmother, Mary Buzzard. This grandmother lived for 96 years, and she died just 17 days before her 97th birthday. 728 more words

Family Stories

French and Indian War

The French and Indian war was fought between Great Britain and New France. It was a part of a bigger war, called the Seven Years War. 71 more words

Leaving Vegetius Behind: The British Army's Departure from Classical Military Influence (1754-1783) - Part 2

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During the spring and summer of 1754, conflict over colonial possessions in North America erupted in western Pennsylvania. England’s military influence was ousted from the Ohio River Valley, and before the year was over the Captain-General of His Majesty’s Forces, the Duke of Cumberland, planned to dispatch regular troops to the colonies. 3,269 more words

Revolutionary War

French and Indian War: Compagnie Franches de la Marine from Conquest Miniatures

By the time open conflict between French and British forces erupted in the French and Indian War in 1754, the French were well experienced with the challenges posed by the North American wilderness. 402 more words