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Shippensburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock Expedition

 
 
Braddock Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 13, 2007
1. Braddock Expedition Marker
Inscription.  In 1755 supplies for Braddock’s army were stored here in Edward Shippen’s strong stone house “at the back Run.” James Burd, the son-in-law of Shippen, opened a road to carry these supplies to the west. After Braddock’s defeat the remaining supplies were given to sufferers from Indian attacks.
 
Erected 1961 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 40° 2.877′ N, 77° 31.599′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on West King Street (U.S. 11) near Morris Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Tablet Marks the Site of Fort Morris (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Marker in Front of the Rock Outcropping image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 13, 2007
2. Marker in Front of the Rock Outcropping
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Galen J. Karper (about 500 feet away); William C. Ashwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mc Lean House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,894 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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