Fort Duquesne

Fort Duquesne ( /duːˈkeɪn/, ; originally called Fort Du Quesne) was a fort established by the French in 1754, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now downtown Pittsburgh in the state of Pennsylvania.

It was destroyed and replaced by Fort Pitt in 1758; over two centuries later, the site formerly occupied by Fort Duquesne is now Point State Park.

Read more about Fort DuquesneBackground, Fort's Construction and Replacement, Present-day Site

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Braddock Road (Braddock Expedition) - Construction
... In 1755, Braddock was sent to remove the French from Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) ... Starting from Fort Cumberland, Braddock's army cut a military trail through the wilderness, roughly following Nemacolin's path, an improved, prehistoric ... Braddock met defeat east of Fort Duquesne and was fatally wounded ...
Forbes Expedition
... Its objective was the capture of Fort Duquesne, a French fort constructed at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers (present-day ... and supply depots, the expedition did not come within striking distance of Fort Duquesne until September 1758 ... when its leader, Major James Grant, attempted to capture the fort instead ...
Little Meadows, Maryland - George Washington and Little Meadows
... Washington and his men moved on to ambush French forces and construct Fort Necessity, where they were eventually defeated and forced to return to ... On the 10th of June, 1755 British and American forces left Fort Cumberland, heading west ... for advice, who made preparations to march on Fort Duquesne ...
Point State Park - History - French and Indian War
... The French built Fort Duquesne in 1754 on foundations of Fort Prince George, which had been built by the colonial forces of Virginia ... The French held Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War, and it became one of the focal points for that war because of its strategic riverside location in disputed territory ... The French held the fort successfully early in the war, turning back the 1755 expedition led by General Edward Braddock ...
Fort Duquesne - Present-day Site
... Lawrence and Mohawk theater Lake George Fort Bull Fort Oswego 1st Snowshoes Sabbath Day Point Fort William Henry German Flatts 2nd Snowshoes Fort Carillon Fort Frontenac La Belle-Famille ... Francis Sainte-Foy Thousand Islands Fort Duquesne was located where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio ... now known as Point State Park or "the Point." The park includes a brick outline of the fort's walls ...

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