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French-Indian War
(1754 - 1763)

1752June 21 - French attack Fort Pickawillany, most of the English traders taken prisoner
1753Autumn - Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie sends G.Washington with a letter to the French commander (Captain Jacques Legardeur de St. Pierre) at Fort LeBeouf, demanding that the French abandon territory allegedly belonging to the English; Dinwiddie’s demand is declined
1754Spring - Members of the Ohio Company begin work on a fortification near [present day] Pittsburgh, PA
1754April - French troops evict the English from their incomplete fort and begin building Fort Duquesne
175428 May - Battle of Jumonville Glen: Washington defeats French party under Ensign Coulon de Jumonville, then retreats and begins building Fort Necessity
17543 July - Siege of Fort Necessity; Washington surrenders to Coulon de Villiers, signs articles of capitulation
175514 April - English Brigadier General Edward Braddock arrives in Virginia with two regiments of English regulars, begins plans to march on Fort Duquesne
1755May - France counters by sending six battalions to America
17556 June - Battle of the Grand Banks; Britain's Admiral Boscawen tries to intercept these six French battalions off Newfoundland, he captures only two
17554-15 June - Siege and capture of Fort Beauséjour [in present day New Brunswick], nearby Fort Gaspereau is abandoned by its French garrison
17554 July - British begin deportating the French from Acadia
17559 July - Battle of the Monongahela, PA; English under Braddock defeated and Colonel George Washington assumes temporary command as they retreat back to Virginia
1755Summer - Shirley fails at Fort Niagara
17558 September - Battle of Lake George, NY; Johnson victorious
1755October - Expulsion of the French inhabitants of Acadia begins
175627 March - French troops under Lt. Chaussegros De Lery attack Fort Bull (English fort in central New York)
175612 May - The Marquis Louis Joseph de Montcalm (new commander of New France) arrives in Quebec with reinforcements
175618 May - Britain and France halt negotiations, Seven Years' War begins as Britain declares war on France
17563 July - Ambush of division under John Bradstreet, at Oswego, New York by Canadians and Indians
175623 July - New English commander, John Campbell Earl of Loudoun, arrives in North America
175614-15 August - Siege of Oswego: Montcalm takes Fort Oswego this English outpost on Lake Ontario; the French now control Lake Ontario
17569 September - Battle of Kittaning: Armstrong leads a successful raid against Delaware Indian camp - war chief Captain Jacobs is killed
175721 January - First Battle on Snowshoes; Rogers, with 73 men, is ousted by twice that many French
1757Mid March - Pierre François de Rigaud leads an unsuccessful raid on Fort William Henry
175726 July - Battle of Sabbath Day Point, 3/4 of Colonel John Parker’s New Jersey Regiment is killed or captured
17579 August - Marquis De Montcalm besieges and takes Fort William Henry
17574 December - William Pitt named British war minister
175730 December - The Earl of Loudoun is replaced by General James Abercrombie
175813 March - Second Battle on Snowshoes; Rogers loses 129 (killed or missing) out of 184, French lose only 30
17588-26 June - Siege of Louisbourg: The French, under Chevalier de Drucour, surrender this fortress on Cape Breton Island
1758Early July - English Brigadier General John Forbes begins his campaign to take Fort Duquesne [present day Pittsburgh] from the French
17588 July - Battle of Ticonderoga: English under Abercromby are repulsed at Fort Carillon
175827 July - Amherst takes Louisbourg
175827 August - Raid on Fort Frontenac: Bradstreet captures this French outpost assuring English control of Lake Ontario
175814 September - Battle of Grant’s Hill: English army under Major Grant attacks a group of French Indian Allies near Fort Duquesne; Grant is taken prisoner and 273 English troops are killed, captured, or missing
175812 October - Battle of Fort Ligonier: 600 French and Indians unsuccessfully attack this fort garrisoned by Colonel James Burd
175825 November - Occupation of Fort Duquesne by Forbes (which has been abandoned and burned by the French), construction begins on Fort Pitt
175926 June - Siege and capture of Fort Niagara: Johnson defeats the French under Captain Pouchot, who surrenders on 25 July
175927 June - Siege of Québec begins, the city yields to the English on 17 September
175922 July - Fort Carillon [Ticonderoga] abandoned by the French to the English General Jeffrey Amherst
175924 July - 1300 French and Indians under Colonel Ligneris are annihilated at La Belle Famille
175931 July - Battle of Montmorency Gorge: General Wolfe’s men at Quebec are repulsed by Montcalm
175913 September - Battle of the Plains of Abraham: Quebec (under Montcalm) capitulates to Wolfe's forces after 4 days, both Montcalm and Wolfe are mortally wounded
17594 October - Rogers' Rangers raid St. Francis Abenaki
176027 April - Battle of Sainte Foy: General de Lévis defeats the English under General Murray
176016 May - English reinforcements force the French to break off their siege of Quebec and retreat to Montreal
176019-31 August - Siege of Fort Lévis: French fort under Captain Pouchot [Ogdensburg, NY] surrenders to English General Jeffrey Amherst
17608 September - French Governor Vaudreuil surrenders Montreal (and all of New France) to the English under General Jeffrey Amherst
176224 June - Capture of St. John’s: French force under the Chevalier de Ternay and the Comte d’Haussonville takes this English post in Newfoundland
176213 September - Colonel William Amherst leads English expeditionary force to St. John’s
176215 September - Battle of Signal Hill: Amherst’s troops attempt to re-capture St. John’s
176218 September - The French at St. John's are forced to surrender
176310 February - England, Spain, and France sign the Treaty of Paris
Related Articles/Works
The French and Indian War
Introductory Remarks
The Opening of the War
Braddock's Defeat
The Battle at Lake George
The Expulsion of the Acadians
Three Years of Warfare
Wolfe and Montcalm at Quebec
The Opening of the War
Braddock's Defeat
The Battle at Lake George

Documents
Treaty of Paris, 1763
(10 February 1763)

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