James Smith: Indian Captive, Indian Fighter, Revolutionary Patriot

Newman, Andrew
March 2007
Military History;Mar2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p25
The article features colonel James Smith, who was captured by Delaware and Caughnawaga Indians in Fort Duquesne, Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War. His captivity resulted in his expertise in the method of Indian warfare and Indian life. Major general Edward Braddock failed in his attempt to retrieve Fort Duquesne. Following the defeat of Braddock, Smith was adopted by the Indians in place of a great man. His achievements include the assault on Ford Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1769.


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