Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bellestre At Braddock's Defeat

From Historical Collections, Volume 34

It is probable that Belestre [Francois Marie Picote de Bellestre] was in command of a body of Indians in the battle of Braddock's defeat July 9, 1755. In the succeeding year he is mentioned as being at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) with 250 Miamis and Ontaganons, and there were 300 more Indians from Detroit and 700 from Mackinac under Repentigny.

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