The French and Indian War (1754-1763)

Montcalm trying to stop Native Americans from attacking British soldiers and civilians as they leave Fort William Henry. A. Bobbett ; Darley. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Life of George Washington. The soldier. (Battle of the Monongahela). Lithograph by Lemercier, 1854, after Stearns. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.
"Savages may indeed be a formidable enemy to your raw American militia; but upon the King's regular and disciplined troops, Sir, it is impossible they should make an impression." — British General Edward Braddock to Benjamin Franklin, 1755