Robert Griffing

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Fort Pitt Under Siege
Image Size 15" x 34"
$175 plus $15 s&h

By 1763 a town of several hundred civilians had slowly grown up around Fort Pitt. In the spring of that year Pontiacís War swept down the Allegheny. Spring flooding had caused a lot of damage only weeks earlier at the fort. During the long hot summer that followed in that year, Ohio Valley Indian warriors kept up a constant fire on the fort effectively sealing it off from any relief. This painting shows the warriors of the Ohio valley on the morning of August 1st as a runner brings the news of Bouquet's advancing army. Four days later, these warriors would be facing Bouquet's forces at the famous Battle of Bush Run.

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