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French and Indian War
The French and Indian War is the common American name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756, the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War and thus came to be regarded as the North American theater of that war...
Timeline of Events
1754
5.28.1754
French and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.
7.3.1754
French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
7.4.1754
French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.
1755
6.16.1755
French and Indian War: the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
7.9.1755
French and Indian War: Braddock Expedition
9.8.1755
French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
1758
5.21.1758
Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
6.12.1758
French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg (1758)|Siege of Louisbourg
7.26.1758
French and Indian War: the Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
11.25.1758
French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Fort Pitt is built nearby and it grows into modern Pittsburgh.
1759
9.13.1759
Battle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
1760
7.8.1760
French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche
1763
2.10.1763
French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
1764
11.9.1764
Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.