Fort Necessity (Other Keyword)

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New Light On Washington's Fort Necessity (1957)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. C. Harrington.

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Reconstructing the French Assault on Fort Necessity using Metal Detection (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mike Whitehead. Ben L. Ford.

This paper presents the results of recent metal detection surveys conducted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Fort Necessity was a hastily fortified storehouse located within a historically significant landscape known as Great Meadows.  On July 3 1754, British Colonial forces led by George Washington defended Fort Necessity against a small army of French soldiers and French-allied Native Americans.  The Battle of Fort...

A Report on Recent Archaeology Projects at Fort Necessity National Battlefield (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mike Whitehead. Ben L. Ford.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield commemorates the July 3, 1754 confrontation between British Colonial forces led by Lt. Col. George Washington, and an army of French soldiers and allied Native Americans in present day Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Although Fort Necessity was little more than a hastily fortified storehouse, the resulting engagement was a significant event in the life of Washington and was a prelude to the French and Indian War.  This paper presents a summary of ongoing...