Colonel Henry Bouquet

The Journey of Henry Bouquet`s Life

Who is this guy?

Henry Bouquet was in the British army as the commander of Fort Pitt during the French and Indian Wars. He beat the Native Americans in the Pontiac's Rebellion near Pittsburgh. Henry also fought in the battle of Bushy Run. He was the victor of the Pontiac War. Henry was given a “grateful tribute” for his service. Also he was from Switzerland, and then moved to Pennsylvania, to fight for the British. He became a British subject by naturalizing in PA and Maryland.

The time and place of Henry Bouquet

Henry grew up in Switzerland.1 He enlisted into the army when he was 17 and was sent all over Europe. Until he was asked to go to America in 1756 and landed in New york.3 he then commanded troops in Philadelphia, the southern colonies, pennsylvania, and then advanced toward Ohio where he fought the French.3 All of this happened in 1763-1764. He was born in 1719 and died in 1765 of yellow fever.

Why did Henry go to America?

Henry Bouquet came from a family of highly respected military stature. So, like his Uncles and grandfather, he joined the military and and worked his way up from there. after his impressive accomplishments in Europe. The government gave him an order to work in "America only" as the Commander of Fort Pitt and sent him down to New York. Where he advanced forward in his career fighting bravely in famous battles. (3)

How did Henry become a Commander?

At first he was a swiss officer for the british military, then he became a british general. all of this Happened because of his great accomplishments. His victorious battles: The Pontiac Rebellion, the Battle of Bushy Run, and the French and Indian War. Also, his Grateful Tribute. All of this helped him become the man he was. (3)


1) "Bouquet's Expedition", Ohio History Central, July 1, 2005,

2) : "Jeannette." Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition.

o Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 7 Feb. 2013.

3)Dr. Steven C. McNeel American Institute for History Education The Thomas Jefferson Liberty Fellowship Jefferson Parish Public Schools

March 2, 2007