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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forbes Road

1758

 

—Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —

 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2012
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.
Fort Duquesne
End of Forbes Road
Occupied by General Forbes
November 25, 1758 and by him named
Pittsburgh.

His victory determined the destiny of the
Great West and established Anglo-Saxon
supremacy in the United States.
"His name for ages to come will be dear to Americans
and appear with lustre among contemporary worthies
in the British annals" - Colonel Hugh Mercer to
Colonel Bouquet March 21, 1759
104 miles from Fort Bedford

 
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Daughters of The American Revolution of Allegheny County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Forbes Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.463′ N, 80° 0.579′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Commonwealth Place north of Fort Pitt Boulevard. Click for map. Located between Fort Pitt Museum and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse in Point State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker);
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2012
2. Forbes Road Marker
Fort Pitt Museum to the right of marker
Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt (a few steps from this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Darlington Ammon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Venango Path (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forks of the Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David L. Lawrence (about 300 feet away); The King's Garden (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Forbes Road and the Campaign of 1758. The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania, ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Fort Pitt Museum. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Behind the Marker - Forbes Road and General John Forbes. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. Forbes Road - 1758 - Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Pitt Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
3. Fort Pitt Museum
Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2012
4. Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt
This restored wall presents a section through a typical masonry rampart of Fort Pitt. Originally built of brick burned at the site and stone quarried in the area. The fort was a five-sided structure with a bastion at each corner and measured a half-mile in perimeter. The music, grenadier and flag bastions which faced the eastern or land side were built of masonry. The Ohio and Monongahela bastions were built of earth. This, the Monongahela bastion, has been reconstructed of masonry on its original site so it could house the Fort Pitt Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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