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

Braddock’s Crossing

 
 
Braddock's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2002
1. Braddock's Crossing Marker
Inscription. Below this hill, about midday on July 9, 1755, a British army of 1300 made its second crossing of the river and advanced to drive the French from Fort Duquesne. A few hours later, with General Braddock mortally wounded and his army routed, survivors recrossed, pursued by the French and Indians.
 
Erected 1964 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 23.106′ N, 79° 51.766′ W. Marker is in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of North Duquesne Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 837) and Hoffman Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Duquesne Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duquesne PA 15110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Windmill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Was Here (about 800 feet away); Kennywood Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Braddock's Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kenny Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pagoda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auto Race (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Braddock's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 7, 2002
2. Braddock's Crossing Marker
 Braddock's Crossing - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Monongahela
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
A view of Monongahela battlefield today, seen from the south side of Monongahela River. image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, circa May 2002
3. A view of Monongahela battlefield today, seen from the south side of Monongahela River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,286 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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