Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fort Pitt: Photos

Fort Pitt Powderhorn, ca 1758-1790

The engraved carving on this horn shows fortifications along Forbes' Road, the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, and the British coat of arms. The five-bastioned Fort Pitt anchors the west end of Forbes Road. Other forts shown include Stone (Stoney Creek), Badford (Bedford)  Littleton, and the Crossings. When the horn was shortened for a new plug, sections of it, and the coat of arms were removed.

Soldier's Journal from Bouquet's 1764 Expedition into Ohio, marked, "Journal commenced at Camp No. 1 on the North West Side of Alleghney River October 3, 1764".

"Bouquet March" is written inside the front cover.

Photos supplied by Contemporary Makers' European Correspondent, Manfred Schmitz.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting these series of photos. I am enjoying them greatly.