ACCOUNT EXCERPT

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British Attempt Biological Warfare Against Enemy

Fort Pitt Under Siege
Painting by Robert Griffing; Paramount Press, Inc.

June 24, 1763, Fort Pitt — Today the British soldiers, besieged inside Fort Pitt, attempted to infect their Indian attackers with the smallpox virus. Since the beginning of the month, a powerful force of Indians have surrounded the fort and cut off relief to the 550 soldiers and civilians crowded inside the compound. The fort’s commander, Captain Simeon Ecuyer, in an attempt to break the siege, decided to provide an Indian delegation with blankets that came from the smallpox hospital...