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North Braddock in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock's Defeat

 
 
Braddock's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Braddock's Defeat Marker
Inscription. July 9, 1755, General Braddock's British forces en route to capture Fort Duquesne were ambushed and routed by French and Indians within present limits of Braddock and North Braddock, forcing retreat and failure of the expedition.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 24.176′ N, 79° 51.8′ W. Marker is in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Library Street / Jones Avenue south of Bell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in George Washington Statue Park right down from Braddock's Field marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 534 Jones Avenue, Braddock PA 15104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel George Washington Monument (here, next to this marker); Braddock's Field (a few steps from this marker); Braddock Carnegie Library (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Steel Strike of 1919 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edgar Thomson Plant (approx. half a mile away); Braddock's Spring (approx. half a mile away); Joe Magarac • 1940 (approx. half a mile away); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in North Braddock.
 
More about this marker.
Braddock's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, August 31, 2012
2. Braddock's Defeat Marker
The PHMC marker and the Col. George Washington statue, Jones Avenue, North Braddock.
The marker is actually located in North Braddock.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Edward Braddock at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Braddock's Defeat (Indians) - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Braddock's Defeat and Braddock's Field Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
3. Braddock's Defeat and Braddock's Field Markers
In George Washington Statue Park
General Edward Braddock image. Click for full size.
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4. General Edward Braddock
from The Hero of the Monogahela, 1913 by Monongahéla de Beaujeu.
Daniel Hyacinthe Liénard de Beaujeu image. Click for full size.
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5. Daniel Hyacinthe Liénard de Beaujeu
Daniel de Beaujeu organized and commanded the French, Canadian and Native American troops who defeated Braddock at the Battle of Monongahela. Beaujeu, dressed in native garb, was killed early in the battle but his troops went on to defeat the British using a loose Native American fighting style against the regular order of the British.
from The Hero of the Monogahela, 1913 by Monongahéla de Beaujeu.
Battle of Monongahela<br>2:00 o'clock in the Afternoon, June 9, 1755 image. Click for full size.
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6. Battle of Monongahela
2:00 o'clock in the Afternoon, June 9, 1755
Map of the Battle superimposed on a map of Braddock. The location of this marker is marked with a red X.
Modification of a map in The Hero of the Monogahela, 1913 by Monongahéla de Beaujeu.
Colonel George Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
7. Colonel George Washington Statue
Colonel George Washington Statue Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
8. Colonel George Washington Statue Plaque
Dedicated July 9, 1930 to Colonel George Washington who served as Aide-de-camp to General Eduoard Braddock in the Battle of Braddock's Field around this site July 9, 1755
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,799 times since then and 250 times this year. Last updated on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016.
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