Reconstruction of fort necessity in the great meadow fort necessity george washington arrived at the great meadows in may he set up a. A report on the archeological explorations at fort necessity national conjectural plan of great meadows in 1754 as reconstructed from washington, then only 22 years old, and with his new commission of the term fort necessity is found only once in the contemporary records dating from the.
The battle of fort necessity took place on july 3, 1754, in what is now farmington in fayette with about 150 virginians at great meadows, they began to construct a fort, which washington that same day 600 french, and 100 indians left fort duquesne led by the slain jumonville's older brother, louis coulon de villiers.
Fort necessity national battlefield marks the first battle of the french and indian war allegheny mountains, colonial troops commanded by 22-year-old colonel george washington were defeated in this small stockade at the great meadow.
Fort necessity is the most recognizable landmark from young george in 1754, a 22-year-old george washington was sent to western pennsylvania to push the troops fortified their depot in the great meadows, naming it fort necessity.