Fort Pitt, a Frontier History

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Fort Pitt, a Frontier History

Author: Brady J. Crytzer
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 192
Cover Price: $ 19.99

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For nearly half a century, Fort Pitt stood formidable at the forks of the great Ohio River. A keystone to British domination in the territory during the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s Rebellion, it was the most technologically advanced fortification in the Western Hemisphere. Early Patriots later seized the fort, and it became a rallying point for the fledgling Revolution. Guarding the young settlement of Pittsburgh, Fort Pitt was the last point of civilization at the edge of the new American West. With vivid detail, historian Brady Crytzer traces the full history of Fort Pitt, from empire outpost to a bastion on the frontlines of a new republic.

Background Information

The Ohio River, the largest contributor of water to the Mississippi, flows generally east to west and represents the boundary between several states. There were three wars that collectively have been called the French and Indian Wars, culminating in King George's War, which is sometimes referred to simply as the French and Indian War.