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Victoria Boulevard Historic District in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edward Braddock

 
 
Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Edward Braddock Marker
Inscription.  
(front)
Near this monument
disembarked on February 19, 1755
Edward Braddock
Major General and Commander-in-Chief
of all the British forces in America.
His coming marked the beginning
of an important stage in the war
which lost to France
all her extended
American possessions.

(rear)
Erected by the
Colonial Dames
of America in the
State of Virginia
May 9, 1916.

 
Erected 1916 by Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
 
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 The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series lists.
 
Location. 37° 1.194′ N, 76° 20.704′ W. Marker is in the Victoria Boulevard Historic District in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Victoria Boulevard near Bridge Street, in the
Edward Braddock Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Edward Braddock Marker (front)
median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Little England (approx. ¼ mile away); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hampton Carousel (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Claiborne (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hampton (approx. 0.3 miles away); British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Langley Field: Creating an Air Force (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria Boulevard Historic District.
 
Edward Braddock Marker (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Edward Braddock Marker (rear)
Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for more information.
By Virginian-Pilot Photo Staff, February 17, 1926
4. Edward Braddock Marker
Historical photograph from the Hampton Roads Heritage Project, sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library.
Note the marker has apparently been moved from its original location.
Click for more information.
Edward Braddock Marker Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
5. Edward Braddock Marker Gun
No. 8, 16150 lbs., W.P.F. 1876, C.S.S.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 23, 2016.   5. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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