Forbes in Fort Duquesne Ruins


Physical Description

Original Illustration from "Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail: Gateways and Getaways along the Legendary Route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh" Images for editorial use only with written permission from French and Indian War 250, Inc. For permission and hi resolution files, contact empire@alleghenyconference.org.

Specific History

General Forbes is briefed by his officers and staff as he sits among the ruins of French Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio River. The Forbes Expedition took possession of the fort on November 25, 1758, and Forbes named the area Pittsburgh.


Gerry Embleton, Artist


French and Indian War 250, Inc.