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General Edward Braddock

General Edward Braddock (1695? – July 13, 1755) was a British soldier and commander-in-chief for North America during the actions at the start of the French and Indian War. Image File history File links Contemporary portrait of Edward Braddock File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Contemporary portrait of Edward Braddock File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and...


He was born in Scotland circa 1695. His father, Major-General Edward Braddock, died in 1725. His military career started with the Coldstream Guards in 1710. In 1747 as a lieutenant-colonel he served under the Prince of Orange in Holland during the siege of Bergen op Zoom. In 1753 he was given the colonelcy of the 14th (Buckinghamshire) Prince of Wales Own Regiment of foot (now known as the West Yorkshire Regiment), and in 1754 he became a major-general. This article is about the country. ... The Coldstream Guards is a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division or Household Division. ... William IV, Prince of Orange, stadtholder of The Netherlands (May 4, 1711–October 22, 1751), was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). ... Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Waless Own) (the 14th of Foot) amalgamated with the East Yorkshire Regiment (the 15th of Foot) in 1958 to form The Prince of Waless Own Regiment of Yorkshire. ...


Appointed shortly afterwards to command against the French in America, he landed in Virginia on February 19, 1755 with two regiments of British regulars. He met with several of the colonial governors at the Council of Alexandria on April 14 and was persuaded to undertake vigorous actions against the French. He planned four separate initiatives; Governor Shirley of Massachusetts would attack at Fort Niagara, General Johnson at Crown Point, Colonel Monckton at Fort Beausejour on the Bay of Fundy. He would lead an Expedition against Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Shirley (1694-1771) William Shirley (1694-1771) was the British governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1759. ... Historical recreation actors at Old Fort Niagara Fort Niagara is a three hundred-year-old fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in northern North America. ... Sir William Johnson Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) was an Irish pioneer and army officer in colonial New York, and the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1755 to 1774. ... Crown Point is the name of several towns or cities, and geographic features: Crown Point, Alaska Crown Point, Indiana Crown Point, New York Crown Point, Oregon. ... Robert Monckton (24 June 1726 – 21 May 1782) was an officer of the British army and a colonial administrator in British North America. ... The Battle of Fort Beauséjour marked the opening of a British-American offensive in North America in the prelude to the Seven Years War. ... The Bay of Fundy (French: ) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. ... Combatants France Indian Tribes Britain Commanders Liénard de Beaujeu † Jean-Daniel Dumas Charles de Langlade Edward Braddock † Strength 105 regulars 147 militia 600 natives 1,459 regulars and militia Casualties 23 killed 20 wounded 456 killed 521 wounded The Braddock expedition (also called Braddocks campaign) was a failed... 19th century illustration of Fort Duquesne, by Alfred Waud. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ...

General Braddock's burial near Great Meadows, Pennsylvania
General Braddock's burial near Great Meadows, Pennsylvania

After some months of preparation, in which he was hampered by administrative confusion and want of resources, he took the field with a picked column, in which George Washington served as a volunteer officer. The column crossed the Monongahela River on July 9, 1755 and almost immediately afterwards encountered an Indian and French force. Braddock's troops were completely surprised and routed, and Braddock, rallying his men time after time, fell at last, mortally wounded by a shot through the right arm and into his lung. Braddock was carried off the field by Washington and another officer (possibly his other advisors, Captain Robert Orme or Lt. Col. Robert Stewart), and died on July 13, 1755, just four days after the battle. Before he died Braddock left Washington his ceremonial sash that he wore with his battle uniform. Reportedly, Washington never went anywhere without this sash for the rest of his life, be it as the Commander of the Colonial Army or with his presidential duties. Download high resolution version (439x760, 86 KB)http://digital. ... Download high resolution version (439x760, 86 KB)http://digital. ... Fort Necessity was a British fortress west of the Pennsylvania colony. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... The South Tenth Street Bridge over the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh in 2005 The Monongahela River in Fairmont, West Virginia in 2006 Monongahela River Scene, 1857[11] Opekiska Lock and Dam on the Monongahela River near Fairmont, West Virginia at river mile 115 The Monongahela River (pronounced , also known locally... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


He was buried just west of Great Meadows, where the remnants of the column halted on its retreat to reorganize. Braddock was buried in the middle of the road and wagons were rolled over top of the grave site to prevent his body from being discovered and desecrated. George Washington presided at the burial service, as the chaplain had been severely wounded. In 1804, human remains believed to be Braddock's were discovered buried in the roadway about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Great Meadows by a crew of road workers. The remains were exhumed and reburied. A marble monument was erected over the new grave site in 1913. Fort Necessity was a British fortress west of the Pennsylvania colony. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

The grave of General Edward Braddock.

Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography includes an account of helping General Braddock garner supplies and carriages for the general's troops. He also describes a conversation with Braddock in which he explicitly warned the General that his plan to march troops to the fort through a narrow valley would be dangerous because of the possibility of an ambush. Download high resolution version (439x760, 86 KB)http://digital. ... Download high resolution version (439x760, 86 KB)http://digital. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. ...


He is the namesake of Braddock, Pennsylvania, the town sited on the battlefield where he was fatally wounded. Braddock is a borough located in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, ten miles (16 km) above the mouth of the Monongahela river. ...


Genral Braddok died of anal wounds


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Fort Necessity National Battlefield - The Braddock Campaign (U.S. National Park Service) (706 words)
Braddock decided to follow the road Washington had blazed over the mountains on his way to Fort Necessity the previous year.
Finally the army was split in two with Braddock moving ahead with the bulk of the men and a few pieces of artillery.
Finally, as Braddock was carried from the field severely wounded, the surviving British fled.
Edward Braddock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (508 words)
Braddock's troops were completely surprised and routed, and Braddock, rallying his men time after time, fell at last, mortally wounded by a shot through the right arm and into his lung.
Braddock was carried off the field by Washington and another officer, and died on 13 July 1755, just four days after the battle.
Braddock was buried in the middle of the road and wagons were rolled over top of the grave site to prevent his body from being discovered and desecrated.
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