George Washington, despite his warning from Virginia's Governor falling on deaf ears, gets promoted through the British military and is now a Lieutenant Colonel. He and his troops build a strategic road to Monogahela River in Pennsylvania, and he then was ordered to support the defense of an English Fort on the Ohio River from the French. After a skirmish at a location now know as Jumonville Glen, Washington retreats and constructs Fort Necessity, anticipating a military reaction from the French after killing a significant French military leader, Ensign du Jumonville. The French retaliated and took over Fort Necessity in battle on July 3, 1754 - Washington's first surrender.
"The volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire." -Horace Walpole
"I fortunately escaped without any wound, for the right wing, where I stood, was exposed to and received all the enemy's fire, and it was the part where the man was killed, and the rest wounded. I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me there is something charming in the sound." -George Washington