But they gave valuable information regarding Fort Duquesne, which was put to good use by Washington.
To their success was added that of Forbes, sent against Fort Duquesne.
Forbes scorned the suggestion; “I will sleep,” he is said to have exclaimed, “in Fort Duquesne or in hell tonight.”
They had expected to have a hard fight for the capture of Fort Duquesne.
Braddock, with his two English regiments, was to march on Fort Duquesne.
They were eager to help in any attack on their "cruel neighbors of Fort Duquesne."
Here he learned that a large force from Fort Duquesne was coming against him.
I had an idea we were to march straight on to Fort Duquesne.
In the meantime a sharp lookout for the French was maintained and spies were continually sent toward Fort Duquesne.
The fall of Fort Duquesne brought to a close the campaigns of 1758.