1707 - John Forbes, born on the 5th of September in Pittencrief, Fife, Scotland. He was a British general in the French and Indian War who is best known for leading the Forbes Expedition that captured the French outpost at Fort Duquesne.
1735- He was accepted and commissioned, as a lieutenant in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
1757 - In December, he was promoted to brigadier general and assigned to command an expedition to capture Fort Duquesne, which guarded the vital forks of the Ohio River.
1758 - He began his campaign to capture Fort Duquesne.
- Occupied the burned fort on the 25th of November.
- On December, now gravely ill, he began the arduous journey back to Philadelphia leaving Colonel Hugh Mercer in command of Fort Pitt.
1759 - Died in Philadelphia on the 11th of March. He was buried in Christ Churchyard in Philadelphia.
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