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Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock Cannon

 
 
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Left Side
Inscription.  (Left Side): This monument marks the trail taken by the army of General Braddock, which left Alexandria April 9, 1755 to defend the western frontier against the French and Indians.

Erected by the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia, May 27, 1915

(Right Side): The cannon here used was abandoned by General Braddock at old Alexandria 1755. The stones of the pedestal are from
1. The Blue Ridge. 2. The Shenandoah River.
3. Shawnee Springs. 4. Jost Hite’s Fort.
5. Old Opequon Presbyterian Church yard.
6. Glen Burnie, home of Col. Jas. Wood.
7. Greenway Court, home of Lord Fairfax.
8. Grave of Gen’l Adam Stephen, Martinsburg.
9. Fort Loudoun, built by Gen’l Washington.
10. Old Lutheran Church in Mt. Hebron.
 
Erected 1915 by Society of Colonial Dames of America.
 
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
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. Right Side
The origin list of the stones reads like a "Tour Guide" for the early history of the lower Shenandoah Valley.
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, and the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1756.
 
Location. 39° 10.949′ N, 78° 10.057′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Cork Street and Braddock Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west on Cork Street. Located on the north courtyard of the George Washington’s Office Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 West Cork Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington’s Office (here, next to this marker); Cannon Used by George Washington (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Washington Becomes a Burgess for Frederick County (a few steps from this marker); Peggy Wolfe McKee, Mary Bruce Glaize, Martha Wolfe (within shouting distance of this marker); James R. Wilkins, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Braddock Street United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Photos of Old Town Winchester (about 400 feet away); Hill's Keep (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The link is for another of Braddock's Cannons.
 
Also see . . .
Braddock Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. Braddock Cannon Marker
 George Washington's Office Museum. From the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The Braddock Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
4. The Braddock Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,635 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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