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Bushy Run Battlefield
1253 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette, PA 15644
Bushy Run Battlefield Park is a historical park operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society. It was the site of the Battle of Bushy Run, fought on August 5–6, 1763 during the Pontiac's Rebellion. The battle was fought between a British relief column under the command of Colonel Henry Bouquet and a combined force of Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo, and Huron warriors. The battle was a major victory for the British and enabled them to secure their control of the Ohio River Valley and what was to become the Northwest Territory. The Visitor Center hosts a museum exhibit entitled, "The March to Bushy Run", a theater, a gift shop and battlefield tours. It is open Wednesday through Sunday during the months of May through October. Battle reenactments are held annually on the first full weekend of August.
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