On the morning of October 12, 1758, the fort was bustling with activity. It was still under construction under the guidance of Colonel James Burd of the Pennsylvania Regiment. Around 11:00AM, soldiers known as grass guards who were patrolling the livestock grazing in the fields across the Loyalhanna Creek were attacked by a force of  … Read more

Five hundred Chiefs of 13 American Indian tribes, representing the Iroquois, Lenape-Delaware, Shawnee and others, met with Colonial officials at the forks of the Delaware River in Easton, Pennsylvania. They agreed to be allies of the British colonies during the French and Indian War (Seven Years War), already underway. This Treaty was crucial to the  … Read more

Fort Hunter was one in a series of small forts the British built from Harris Ferry (Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta in Sunbury, to help counter the mounting threat American Indian attacks during the French and Indian War. Six miles north of Harris Ferry, it was ideally situated on a bluff at a bend in the  … Read more