Ohio Land Company begins building a fort at the forks of the Ohio.
This area was contested and was seen as an intrusion by the French.
A French force captures the Virginian fort.
April 17, 1754
The French capture and destroy the fort and replaced it with their own fort, Fort Duquesne.
The battle of Fort Beauséjour; British capture the fort.
The British capture the fort and gain control of a critical strip of land that served as the only connection between two French cities in the winter.
Battle of the Monongahela
July 9th 1755
A British force moving to take territory is defeated by a French and Canadian force.
Battle of Fort Oswego; British surrender
August 10 1756
The French take over 1700 prisoners and 121 cannons after British surrender. Some fleeing British troops as slain by Native American allies of the French and drunken French soldiers.
British regular forces in the Americas now number over 20,000
Troops from the colonies now take a back seat in the conflict.
Siege of Fort William Henry
The British surrender the fort, and part of the withdrawing force is massacred by the Native American allies of the French.
Siege of Louisbourg; French surrender
July 26 1758
The attack on Louisbourg was a carried out in order to allow a British naval attack on Quebec.
Battle of the Plains of Abraham
September 13 1759
Battle of the Plains of Abraham was a pivotal French defeat that eventually led to the British gaining full control of Quebec city and Canada.
Final North American battle of the Seven Years War
September 15 1762
The Battle of Signal Hill at St. John's, Newfoundland was the last battle of the 7 years war in the North American Theater. The British recaptured the area and won a stronger hand at the negotiation table at the war's end.