An adorable diorama of General John Forbes arriving at Fort Duquesne, only to find it partially destroyed and abandoned by the French.

"It has pleased God to crown His Majesty's Arms with Success over all His Enemies upon the Ohio, by my having obliged the Enemy to burn and abandon Fort Du Quesne, which they effectuated on the 24th, and of which I took possession the next day..."
Forbes to Pitt: November 27, 1758

General John Forbes conducted his entire 1758 expedition while suffering from a debilitating, unknown disease. Unable to mount a horse or ride in a wagon, he could only travel in a litter borne by two horses. Forbes died in March 1759 and is buried in Christ Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.