The French and Indian War
place at Fort Duquesne, in western Pennsylvania, which was one of the many
was led by General Edward Braddock and the French army, which was led by Captain
Beaujeau. The English army included 1,750 British regulars and 450 colonial
militia. The French army, which included Indians, included less than 1,000 men.
The English army and General Edward Braddock marched through the wilderness
easy to see through the forest. They were red and very bright. Some soldiers
and others played music to which the army marched. General Braddock and his
British soldiers believed that the right way to fight a battle was to position
themselves in an open area. The French and Indians hid behind trees and rocks
soldiers when the two armies fought. Ten miles from Fort Duquesne, Captain
British soldiers were killed and injured. While riding horses, General Braddock
had four of them shot from under him before he himself was killed. When George
Washington was 23 years old, he led the colonial militia on a retreat to safety.
Two horses were shot from under him and four bullet holes were found in his coat,
but Washington himself was not killed.