03 July 2017

Stobo And Fort Necessity

Replica Of Fort Necessity In Present-Day Fayette County, Pennsylvania

After the surrender of Fort Necessity to the French and Native Americans on July 3, 1854, Major Robert Stobo and Captain Van Braam were relinquished as hostages to ensure British compliance with the terms of surrender and taken to Fort DuQuesne [Pittsburgh] almost a year before Braddock's defeat. [Source]

Captain Stobo post-captivity:

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