Major James Grant's September 1758 sortie on Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburgh) was met unexpectedly by spirited French and Indian resistance. In the ensuing carnage, Private Robert Kirkwood of the 77th Highland Regiment was pursued by four Indians and wounded. He later wrote that,"I was immediately taken, but the Indian who laid hold of me would not allow the rest to scalp me, tho' they proposed to do so. In short, he befriended me greatly."
By: Robert Griffing