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May 8, 2019

Diseases Affecting 18th-Century Soldiers at Fort Pitt

For any soldier stationed in or around Fort Pitt during the 18th-century, sickness was often inevitable during his enlistment. Communicable illnesses affecting the soldiers were common occurrences. The following are some of the most common ailments suffered by Fort Pitt soldiers.

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March 29, 2019

Five Frontier Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Pitt Museum recognizes five women essential to early frontier history.

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March 13, 2019

Lord Dunmore’s War

What is Lord Dunmore’s War? It’s the war everyone would know if there had not been an American Revolution. Occurring at the same time as the Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress, Lord Dunmore’s War is an event thrown into obscurity. Lasting barely 10 months, the war centered around land disputes and ended with the further cession of American Indian lands.

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