Tomahawk and Musket: French and Indian Raids in the Ohio Valley
Rene Chartrand (Author), Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
In 1758, at the height of the French and Indian War, British Brigadier General John Forbes led his army against Fort Duquesne, the French headquarters in the Ohio Valley. As he approached his target, Forbes sent Major Grant of the 77th Highlanders on a reconnaissance mission that quickly became a full assault against the fort. The French, once alerted to this attack, launched a counter-raid in response. French regulars, Canadian militia, and allied Indians ambushed the British troops and put them to flight. After this successful defense of Fort Duquesne, the French planned a retaliatory raid against the English encampment at Fort Ligonier some 50 miles away. With a handful of men, against an enemy numbering in the thousands, the French, Canadians, and Indians launched a devastating assault on the heart of the British encampment. This book tells the complete story of these daring operations in the frontier wilderness of the Ohio valley.