May 28, 2010

Battle of Jumonville Glen

(Wikipedia) The Battle of Jumonville Glen, also known as the Jumonville affair, was the opening battle of the French and Indian War fought on May 28, 1754 near what is present-day Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. George Washington had been sent to the Ohio Country, an area then under dispute between British and French colonists, as a British emissary in December of 1753, to tell the French, who had been building forts in the area, to leave. French officers politely told Washington they were not obliged to obey his summons, and that they were going to stay, since the letter had not been addressed to their General or Governor in charge.
Washington returned to Virginia and informed Governor Robert Dinwiddie that the French refused to leave. Continued