Fort Necessity

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Linen
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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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33465

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Site of Washington's First Real Battle. On National Highway, 11 miles east of Uniontown. Fort Necessity, where George Washington was engaged in his first major battle as a soldier, was established as a National Battlefield Site by Act of Congress in 1931. This site consists of two acres in a marshy tract known as the Great Meadows, a treeless area varying from 100 to 300 yards in width and almost a mile in length. It is located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pa. The surrounding Great Meadows and adjoining forested hills are a Pennsylvania State Recreational Park. The most interesting feature of the battlefield site is a stockade reproduced by popular subscription in commemoration of the fort Necessity of the French and Indian War.

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