John Buxton artwork

Along Laurel Ridge

18" x 24" oil

 

 

Painting information:

 

Troops of the British Royal American Regiment seek a moment of sanctuary. It is September 1758 along the high ledges above Loyalhanna Creek, where Fort Ligonier will be constructed. An army under General John Forbes with his second-in-command, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Boquet, are constructing an inland road through the wilds of Pennsylvania. Their objective is to capture the French stronghold at the forks of the Ohio River — Fort Duquesne. This "Forbes Road" was not the route taken by General Braddock's army three years earlier in its unsuccessful attempt on Fort Duquesne. General Forbes, however, successfully completed his road and his objective.

 

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