Cannons......

.... on this day in 1763, the French and British (and Spanish) signed the Treaty of Paris - thus ending the French and Indian War here in North America..... of course, in Europe it was called the Seven Years War.......

..... I bring this up only because I've spent the last three days watching and re-watching old war movies here as I have gone about my business....... and it occurred to me today that the only war fought by this country - as far as I can tell - that didn't involve at least one of my relatives was the French and Indian War.......

...... of the twenty or so branches of my family that I can trace, all were in this country prior to 1730...... with the exception of my own namesake, that is...... the earliest SWG that I can track back to was sitting on a jury in York District, SC in 1755.........

..... I dunno, but I just find it funny that all of the other branches have been so easily traceable...... and my own namesake seems so difficult to trace at times..........

....... but anyway, there you have it, folks....... today, in 1763, the French and Indian War was officially declared over.......

...... anyone remember this post?...... yeah, ole George Washington pretty much started the French and Indian war single-handedly......... and then, of course, we elected him once he'd grown up properly.........

..... America, folks....... what a country......

by Eric on February 10, 2010 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (0) | Military Stuff
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Serious dude... send me some details... I'll see what I can dig up. I live in "York" district. Been looking into my local family stuff anyway.

Caio

Bullshitted by ironnerd on February 10, 2010 11:32 PM

The pivotal battle of said war was fought in 1759 in Canada before Quebec City when the British forces under Wolfe met the French forces under Montcalm. Noble warriors both.
Not particularly a large battle for the times but a savage one none the less evidenced by the fact that neither General(Wolfe and Montcalm) survived the conflict. The Brits prevail, Quebec fell, and from then on the French were fighting a holding action.
For some reason I've always found it strange that a battle that changed the world was fought on a field known as "The Plains of Abraham."

Bullshitted by Tbird on February 11, 2010 09:38 PM

... You, sir, are a true scholar....... And I thank you ....

.... and thank you, I'Nerd..... hell, I thought you were dead.... but I definitely forward you my ancestor's details.....

Bullshitted by Eric on February 11, 2010 09:41 PM

Not dead just buried in crap. My blog experience wasn't worth it but an excuse to go treasure hunting in some old archives is a great reason for a sick day.

Later

Bullshitted by ironnerd on February 12, 2010 01:11 AM