Jumonville Glen

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A recent article in Smithsonian magazine October 2019, cites a recently recovered testimony by a “strong warrior,” who was there, which concludes that, not only did the British fire first, but Washington’s shot was the first fired. Suggested edit for article. It sounds as though Washington was in Western PA building Ft. Necessity when he heard of Jomunville’s coming. I am sure you didn’t mean for it to sound that way since many weeks separated the two events. Had Washington had more time to build it, the Fort might have been better defended as the tree line might have been moved back out of musket range. It would have had a better name too.