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forbes army
- sept 3, 1758 -
The advance party of Forbes' Army arrives at Fort Ligonier.
Major Grant
- Sept 11, 1758 -
Major Grant leaves Loyalhanna for Fort Duquesne.
Grant's Forces Defeated
- sept 14, 1758 -
Grant's force is defeated by the French and Indian allies.
The Battle of Fort Ligonier
- Oct 12, 1758 -
The Battle of Fort Ligonier.
Washington Arrives
- Oct 16, 1758 -
George Washington arrives at Fort Ligonier.
General Forbes Arrives
- Nov 2, 1758 -
General Forbes arrives from Bedford. Ligonier becomes 2nd most populated spot in PA.
General Forbes Remains
- Nov 11, 1758 -
General Forbes decides to remain at Loyalhanna for the winter due to the strength of French forces.
Friendly Fire
- Nov 12, 1758 -
A "friendly fire" incident occurs near Loyalhanna. French prisoners are taken and they claim the French have evacuated Fort Duquesne.
Decision reversed
- Nov 13, 1758 -
The previous decision to remain at Loyalhanna is reversed.
Forbes army departs
- Nov 14, 1758 -
Forbes's army departs Loyahanna for Fort Duquesne.
Explosion heard
- Nov 24, 1758 -
An advance party of Forbes's army hear a large explosion from the west.
Fort Duquesne overtaken
- Nov 25, 1758 -
Fort Duquesne is overtaken by the British.
Renamed Fort Ligonier
- Nov 27, 1758 -
Forbes (at Pittsburgh) names the post at Loyalhanna, Fort Ligonier.
Washington Leaves
- Dec 2, 1758 -
George Washington leaves Fort Ligonier.