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French and Indian War


Colonel Isaac Barre was a veteran of the French and Indian War who had come home from the Battle of Quebec badly disfigured.
David G. McCullough  --  1776
  a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by American Indian tribes) that was an extension of the "Seven Years War" in Europe; roughly 1755-1760
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The term "French and Indian Wars" is sometimes used in the U.S. to reference a series of conflicts in North America of which "The French and Indian War" is just the most recent.
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  • Colonel Isaac Barre was a veteran of the French and Indian War who had come home from the Battle of Quebec badly disfigured.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • It was the time of the French and Indian War, when Americans had begun calling themselves Americans rather than colonists.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Lieutenant Fitch was one of a number of veterans of the French and Indian War, an easygoing Norwich, Connecticut, farmer and the father of eight children.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Only here and there might an old regimental coat be seen, something left over from the French and Indian War.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776

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  • Gates, a former British officer, was an affable, plain-faced man who, like Washington, had served during the French and Indian War on the disastrous Braddock expedition.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Thomas was the most commanding in appearance and had served in the French and Indian War.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Grant, a grossly fat, highly opinionated Scot, who had served in the French and Indian War, had an extremely low opinion of Americans.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Montresor, too, had served in the French and Indian War, in the Braddock campaign and at Wolfe’s siege of Quebec.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • A former British officer and veteran of the French and Indian War, Lee, like Washington, had fought in the ill-fated Braddock campaign and later settled in Virginia.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Built by the French at the start of the French and Indian War in 1755, the limestone fort had been taken by the British in 1759, then by the Americans in May of 1775.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776

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  • Howe, who had served in America during the Seven Years’ War—or the French and Indian War, as it was known in America—was convinced the "insurgents" were few in number in comparison to those loyal to the Crown.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Eighteen years earlier, during the French and Indian War, an older brother, Brigadier George Augustus, Viscount Howe, one of the outstanding British soldiers of the time, had been killed at Ticonderoga.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The oldest, George Augustus Lord Howe, had fought and died in America in the French and Indian War and was remembered in New England as one of the bravest, best-loved British officers of the time.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The new law, the first British attempt to tax Americans directly, had been passed by Parliament to help pay for the cost of the French and Indian War and to meet the expense of maintaining a colonial military force to prevent Indian wars.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In striking contrast to Lee was Major General Artemus Ward, a heavy-set, pious-looking Massachusetts farmer, storekeeper, justice of the peace, and veteran of the French and Indian War, who had had overall command of the siege of Boston prior to Washington’s arrival.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • As a heroic young lieutenant colonel in the French and Indian War, he had led a detachment of light infantry up the steep embankments of Quebec in the first light of dawn to make way for the army of General James Wolfe to defeat the French under Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Some of the older soldiers and officers were veterans of the killing fields of Europe during the Seven Years’ War, or the French and Indian War in America, or had survived the retreat from Concord or the Battle of Bunker Hill.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • There was also a large two-story stone barracks built during the French and Indian War, and the bridge over Assunpink Creek below town.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • General Timothy Ruggles, a veteran of the French and Indian War, was a wealthy landowner and outspoken Tory who had been put in command of three companies of Loyal American Associators, as they were known, who had helped patrol the streets during the siege.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • It was a daring attack very like the one Howe himself, as a young officer, had led up the steep slopes of Quebec early on the morning of the British triumph there in the French and Indian War.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • WASHINGTON, AS USUAL, was up before dawn, drafting correspondence at his spacious new headquarters, the Palladian-style mansion of a departed Loyalist, Colonel Roger Morris, with whom he had once served in the French and Indian War.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
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