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Sterling in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Braddock Campaign

 
 
The Braddock Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
1. The Braddock Campaign Marker
On the right side of the marker is a drawing of British artillery. At the bottom another diagram shows the 44th Regimental flag.
Inscription. In early 1755, England ordered General Edward Braddock along with the 44th and 48th Regiments to Virginia with plans to join the colonial forces in an effort to expel the French from Fort Duquesne. Due to considerations other than military, General Braddock and his escort traveled through Maryland. Most of his command, Sir Peter Halkett's 44th Regiment, the royal artillery, and major wagon trains which included Madame Browne's celebrated unit used the Vestal's Gap Road and crossed the present-day Claude Moore Park. Many future generals of the Revolutionary War also went this way.

Joining the 44th Regiment was the North Carolina detachment, which included Daniel Boone who later won fame on the Kentucky Frontier.
 
Location. 39° 1.081′ N, 77° 24.252′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Old Vestals Gap Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located along the walking path and service road which follows the old road trace in Claude Moore Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vestal's Gap Road (a few steps from this marker); Lanesville Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Braddock Campaign Marker beside Old Vestal's Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
2. The Braddock Campaign Marker beside Old Vestal's Road
Lanesville Historic Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Lanesville Outbuildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Lanesville Families (within shouting distance of this marker); Vestal's Gap Road in the 1800s (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guilford Signal Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Also see . . .  Braddock's March Through Loudoun County. (Submitted on June 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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