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This Day in History May 28, 1754 – French and Indian War – Threshold to Revolution: Young Lt. Col. George Washington defeats French recon party

  In the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.   The final Colonial War (1689-1763) was the French and Indian War, which is the name given to the …

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