American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.
hello would you post a little more detail about this picture please. Martin
In 1758, General John Forbes led several thousand British and provincial troops through the wilderness of Pennsylvania in another attempt to take Fort Duquesne from the French. He learned from Braddock's defeat, and built fortifications as he traveled. This painting illustrates his encampment at Fort Ligonier, about 50 miles from his final destination.
I believe the fort in the illustration is Fort Ligonier not Fort Duquesne. A great deal of Fort Duquesne would have been smoldering ruins as the French destroyed it upon leaving.