Near Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Secret Grave
However, disaster struck a few miles from Fort Duquesne on July 9. There they collided with about 200 French and 600 Indians. Disorganization and fear seized the British as they suffered about 900 casualties—more than half killed—out of 1,400 engaged. Braddock himself was mortally wounded.
On July 13, the British camped near here and Braddock died that night. He was buried under the road, in an unmarked grave to keep it from being disturbed by Indians. In 1804, workmen repairing this section of the Braddock Road discovered what is believed to be Braddock's original gravesite just downhill to the left. His remains were then reinterred
Erected by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
Location. 39° 49.947′ N, 79° 36.056′ W. Marker is near Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from National Pike (U.S. 40) 1.2 miles east of Fayette Springs Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington PA 15437, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Braddock’s Grave (a few steps from this marker); Road to Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Braddock Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Roads to the West (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Braddock Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Farmington.
More about this marker. This marker is behind the Road to Disaster Marker, overlooking the trace of Braddock Road. His final resting place can be seen at the top of the steps that can be seen in Photograph Number 4.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, French and Indian •
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