Fort-Ligonier

This monument marks the site of Fort Ligonier. It was built in 1758 during the French and Indian War by Colonel Henry Bouquett and named by his commander, General John Forbes, in honor of Sir John Ligonier, Commander-In-Chief of the  British armies. The first fort built west of the Alleghenies by the Anglo-Saxon race, it has the distinction of never having been surrendered to an enemy.
Erected by the  William Kenly Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 1934
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Fort Ligoniermonument marks the site of Fort Ligonier

 

Fort Ligonier was never taken over by an attack during the eight years that it was in service from 1758 until 1766.

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