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North Braddock in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel George Washington Monument

 
 
Colonel George Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2002
1. Colonel George Washington Monument Marker
Inscription. Dedicated July 9, 1930 to Colonel George Washington, who served as aide-de-camp to General Edward Braddock in the Battle of Braddock’s Field around this site July 9, 1755
 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 40° 24.178′ N, 79° 51.799′ W. Marker is in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Jones Avenue 0.1 miles south of Bell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Braddock PA 15104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Braddock's Defeat (here, next to this marker); Braddock's Field (here, next to this marker); Braddock Carnegie Library (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Steel Strike of 1919 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edgar Thomson Plant (approx. half a mile away); Braddock's Spring (approx. half a mile away); Joe Magarac • 1940 (approx. half a mile away); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Braddock.
 
More about this marker. It is easy to confuse this location with
Braddock, but the site is in North Braddock.
 
Additional keywords.
Colonel George Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, October 12, 1985
2. Colonel George Washington Monument Marker
Washington Statue, Jones Avenue, North Braddock.
Battle of Monongahela
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Colonel George Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 7, 2002
3. Colonel George Washington Monument Marker
Colonel George Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 7, 2002
4. Colonel George Washington Monument Marker
Colonel George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Charles Willson Peale, 1772
5. Colonel George Washington
The earliest authenticated portrait of George Washington shows him wearing his colonel's uniform of the Virginia Regiment from the French and Indian War. The portrait was painted about 12 years after Washington's service in that war, and several years before he would reenter military service in the American Revolution.
Washington at the Battle of Monogahela by Frank Vittor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
6. Washington at the Battle of Monogahela by Frank Vittor
2˘ Stamp<br>Battle of Braddock's Field<br>1755 - 1930 image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
7. 2˘ Stamp
Battle of Braddock's Field
1755 - 1930
"Walter F. Brown, the U.S. Postmaster General, authorized a 175th anniversary commemorative 'Battle of Braddock' 2-cent stamp to be designed by [Frank] Vittor and issued on July 9, 1930, the anniversary of the battle. The artwork he created featured his statue of Colonel George Washington with the inscription 'Battle of Braddock's Field, 1755-1930.' The statue stands itself stands on the site of the battle, in North Braddock, PA." -- Wikipedia
F. Vittor Sc. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
8. F. Vittor Sc.
Frank Vittor's Signature
Colonel George Washington Sculpture<br>by Frank Vittor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
9. Colonel George Washington Sculpture
by Frank Vittor
Braddock's Defeat image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
10. Braddock's Defeat
July 9, 1755, General Braddock's British forces en route to capture Fort Duquesne were ambushed and routed by French and Indians within present limits of Braddock and North Braddock, forcing retreat and failure of the expedition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,509 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   2. submitted on August 30, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   5. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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