The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America - Walter R. Borneman (2006)

CHRONOLOGY

KEY DATES OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

1753

 

December 11

Washington arrives at Fort Le Boeuf

1754

 

July 4

Washington surrenders Fort Necessity

July 11

Albany Congress adjourns

September 15

Braddock commissioned commander in chief

1755

 

February 20

Braddock arrives in Virginia

June 8

Boscawen captures the Alcide and the Lys

July 9

Braddock’s Defeat on the Monongahela

September 8

Battle of Lake George

1756

 

May 18

Great Britain declares war on France

May 20

French defeat Admiral Byng off Minorca

June 9

France reciprocates and declares war on Great Britain

August 14

Surrender of British forts at Oswego

1757

 

June 29

Pitt-Newcastle ministry takes office

July 25

Duke of Cumberland defeated at Hastenbeck

August 5

Lord Loudoun abandons attack on Louisbourg

August 9

British surrender Fort William Henry

November 5

Frederick the Great defeats French at Rossbach

1758

 

June 8

Wolfe leads British troops ashore in Garabus Bay

July 8

Battle of Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga)

July 27

French surrender Louisbourg to Amherst

August 27

Bradstreet raids Fort Frontenac

September 14

Grant’s battle outside Fort Duquesne

October 12

Battle of Fort Ligonier

November 24

French abandon Fort Duquesne

December 29

British capture Gorée in Senegal

1759

 

January 16

Barrington lands on Martinique

January 23

Barrington lands on Guadeloupe

May 2

French surrender Guadeloupe to British

June 26

Wolfe’s troops land near Quebec

July 25

French surrender Fort Niagara

July 26

French abandon Fort Carillon

July 31

French abandon Fort Saint Frédéric

August 18–19

Boscawen defeats de la Clue off Lagos

September 13

Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Quebec)

September 17

French surrender Quebec

October 4

Rogers and his rangers attack Saint Francis

November 20

Hawke defeats Conflans in Quiberon Bay

1760

 

April 28

Second Battle of Quebec (Sainte-Foy)

May 15

British relief fleet arrives at Quebec

August 8

Fort Loudoun surrenders to Cherokee

September 8

French surrender Montreal and all of Canada

September 13

Rogers departs Montreal for Detroit

October 25

King George II dies

1761

 

August 15

Bourbon Family Compact signed

October 4

William Pitt resigns his office

1762

 

January 4

Great Britain declares war on Spain

February 13

British capture Martinique

August 11

British capture Havana

October 6

British capture Manila in Philippines

1763

 

February 10

Treaty of Paris signed

May 7

Pontiac first tries to take Detroit

June 2

Chippewa capture Fort Michilimackinac

July 31

Battle of Bloody Run near Detroit

August 5–6

Battle of Bushy Run near Pittsburgh

August 10

Relief of Fort Pitt by British forces

October 7

Proclamation of 1763 issued by George III

November 16

Gage succeeds Amherst as commander in chief