Reenactments at Bushy Run Battlefield

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Colonel Henry Bouquet and a force of four hundred British soldiers left Carlisle in July 1763 to relieve the besieged Fort Pitt and end a series of attacks against frontier outposts. On August 5 and 6, Bouquet and his forces scored a decisive victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of Bushy Run, helping to ensure the opening of western Pennsylvania to settlement. At Bushy Run Battlefield, authentically costumed reenactors periodically bring the conflict alive for visitors in the very forests and fields where the original battle took place. The only historic site that deals exclusively with Pontiac’s War, one of the most significant Native American conflicts in American history, Bushy Run Battlefield near Jeannette, Westmoreland County, also features a visitor center, as well as guided and self-guided tours. Please contact the site at (724) 527-5584 for the dates of upcoming reenactments.