The Revolution in Western Pennsylvania
Speaker: Michael I. Burke, Exhibit Specialist of The Fort Pitt Museum
On the morning of April 19, 1775, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in the colony of Massachusetts. The resulting war would soon consume the fledgling United States, spreading from port cities, such as Philadelphia and Boston, to the backcountry settlements beyond the mountains. The war fought in the west was very different from the eastern battlefields.