2301 Battle of Bushy Run, 1763

Fort Duquesne, a French outpost fort in present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was strategically placed where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers merge into the Ohio River. The Ohio then flows into the Mississippi River producing an important waterway linking Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. 

 The capture of Fort Duquesne was a focus of the British in North America during the Seven Years War – the American theatre is also known as the French and Indian War.

This episode was written by Doug Knipple.

Doug is a high school physics teacher who lives a few miles outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up in one of the major areas of early American history it was only a matter of time before he became obsessively interested in it.