Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: NW of Greensburg and Jeannette, access PA Turnpike exit 6.
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On August 5, 1763 British Colonel Henry Bouquet and his troops were attacked 25 miles east of Fort Pitt near Edge Hill. In what became known as the Battle of Bushy Run, the troops sustained heavy casualties. Bouquet was able to build a temporary fortification out of the flour sacks carried by his packhorses, and his leadership kept his troops from abandoning the field.
A single slice of Ligonier “Blue Rock” stands as a marker on the spot where Col. Bouquet’s force of 450 men retreated. A monument and a flagpole were erected at the site of the flour bag entrenchment on Edge Hill.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1975
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Penna. History and Mus. Comm.
P.O. Box 1026
Harrisburg , PA 17108
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