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The Papers of Henry Bouquet

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Henry Bouquet.


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The correspondence and papers of Henry Bouquet (1719-1765), a British Army officer during the French and Indian War and the Pontiac period. Swiss-born Bouquet joined the Royal American Regiment in 1754, which later took part in General John Forbes's expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1758. Bouquet is best known for his victory over a Native American force at the Battle of Bushy Run, lifting the siege of Fort Pitt during Pontiac's War. In 1765, Bouquet was promoted to brigadier general and placed in command of all British forces in the southern colonies. He died in Pensacola, Florida, probably from yellow fever.

Complete in six volumes.


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