French and Indian War

  • washington to ohio valley

    washington to ohio valley
    Twenty-one year old Major George Washington departs Williamsburg, Virginia for the Ohio Valley.
  • Washington Defeats French

    Washington Defeats French
    Lt. Colonel George Washington, having returned to the Ohio Valley with a regiment of Virginia provincial troops, defeats a French force near the Great Meadows. After the battle, Washington's Indian allies, led by the Seneca chief Tanaghrisson, attack the French captives, killing the French commander and scalping the wounded.
  • Wilderness Battle

    Wilderness Battle
    Brittish general Edward Braddock and his british regulars and provincial troops were defeated at the Battle of the Wilderness, also known as the Battle of the Monongahela.
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    the english declare war on the french in Europe.
  • The french and Indian War

    The french and Indian War
    the english declare war.
  • Fort Oswego

    Fort Oswego
    French forces, under the marquis de Montcalm, newly appointed commander
    of all French forces in North America, captures Fort Oswego, strengthening French control over the Great Lakes.
  • Fort William Henrey

    Fort William Henrey
    French General Montcalm forces the surrender of the British garrison at Fort William Henry after a six-day siege. Despite being guaranteed safe passage by Montcalm, British troops and civilians are attacked as they abandon the fort by France's Indian allies. More than 150 are killed and 500 are taken captive to be held for ransom.
  • British Big Defeat

    British Big Defeat
    The British suffer a humiliating and costly defeat at Fort Carrillon, despite outnumbering French forces by four to one. The British suffer almost 2,000 casualties
  • Fort Niagara

    Fort Niagara
    British forces under General John Prideaux capture Fort Niagara, completely severing contact between French garrisons in eastern Canada and their posts south of Lake Erie
  • French Surrender

    French Surrender
    Governor-General Vaudreuil of New France surrenders Montreal, the last French stronghold in North America, without firing a shot when a British army of 17,500 British regulars, American provincial troops, and Indians converge on the city from three directions.
  • French Indian War Ends

    French Indian War Ends
    The Treaty of Paris is ratified, ending the French and Indian War. Signed on 3 November 1762, the treaty's ratification has been delayed by critics, including William Pitt, who believe its terms are too lenient. In the treaty, France surrenders all of its former North American territories east of the Mississippi River to Britain, except New Orleans. Canada is also ceded to Great Britain. Spain, a late entrant into the war as an ally of France, surrenders Florida to Britain. As compensation, Brit