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Henry Bouquet: A Study of Three Military Campaigns in North America, 1758-1764

Henry Bouquet: A Study of Three Military Campaigns in North America, 1758-1764 published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Henry Bouquet, a professional Swiss officer, served in the British Army from 1756- 1765 in the 60th or Royal American Regiment. Bouquet’s service to the Crown involved his participation in three major campaigns in North America. During 1758 Bouquet served as the second-in-comand to Brigadier General John Forbes in an expedition to secure from the French Fort Duquesne, later renamed Fort Pitt. In 1763, Bouquet returned to Fort Pitt, personally organizing and leading the relief column which broke the Indian siege of that critical frontier installation during Pontiac’s rebellion. This action resulted in the Battle of Bushy Run. In 1764, Bouquet conducted an expedition against the Delaware and Shawnee Indians in the Muskingum River Valley of Ohio. In this campaign he succeeded in ending Indian resistance in the region without having to fight in a single battle or engagement. Bouquet was a competent and professional military leader. This study evaluates Bouquet’s three campaigns. It relates Bouquet’s performance to leadership, warfighting and campaigning concepts outlined in modern military doctrine.

Publication Date:
Apr 16 2015
1511725087 / 9781511725088
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / General


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