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The Seven Years’ War was a global war that pitted the British and French empires against one another.

Fighting began in 1754, and ended in 1763 with a British victory that expelled the French from mainland North America. It was also the beginning of George Washington’s military career: he commanded troops and faced the reality of combat for the first time.

This digital exhibit, based on an exhibit which appeared in the Mount Vernon museum in 2023, highlights material from the Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection, detailing the war’s American theater from its inauspicious beginnings in the Ohio County in to the British victories at Louisbourg and Quebec in 1758 and 1759.