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Near Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock’s Grave

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Braddock's Grave Memorial Tablet
Inscription. Here lieth the remains of Major General Edward Braddock who, in command of the 44th and 48th regiments of English Regulars, was mortally wounded in an engagement with the French and Indians under the command of Captain M. de Beaujeu at the Battle of Monongahela within ten miles of Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburg, July 9, 1755. He was borne back with the retreating army to the Old Orchard Camp about one fourth of a mile west of this park where he died July 13, 1755. Lieutenant Colonel George Washington read the Burial Service at the grave.

This monument was erected and dedicated to the memory of Major General Edward Braddock by the Braddock Memorial Park Association of Fayette County, Penna., October 15, 1913.

This bronze tablet was erected and dedicated to the memory of Major General Edward Braddock by the Officers of his old regiment, The Coldstream Guards of England. October 15, 1913.

(the fourth face lists the members of the Braddock Memorial Park Association.)
 
Erected 1913 by Braddock Memorial Park Association of Fayette County, Penna.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 49.945′ N, 79° 
Braddock's Grave Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Braddock's Grave Monument
36.069′ W. Marker is near Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) 1.2 miles east of Fayette Springs Road. Touch for map. One mile west of Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington PA 15437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Secret Grave (a few steps from this marker); Braddock Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Braddock’s Original Grave Site (within shouting distance of this marker); First Roads to the West (within shouting distance of this marker); Road to Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Braddock's Grave. Describes this marker, Gen. Braddock's march to the Forks of the Ohio, and his death and burials. (Submitted on April 25, 2006.) 

2. Remarks by Col. Patrick Reese Davis for the Commemoration at Braddock's Grave, July 17, 2005. (Submitted on April 29, 2006.)
3. The Braddock Expedition of 1755: Catastrophe in the Wilderness. (Submitted on January 30, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Braddock's Grave Monument Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Braddock's Grave Monument Tablet
Braddock's Grave Memorial Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Braddock's Grave Memorial Tablet
Braddock's Grave Memorial Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
5. Braddock's Grave Memorial Tablet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,616 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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