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Braddock Heights in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Braddock-Washington Monument

 
 
The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
1. The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker
Inscription. In April 1755, Frederick Town was a planning center for a major campaign in the French and Indian War (175-1763). General Edward Braddock arrived from England and later 1,400 British Troops joined him to stop the French from taking land claimed by Britain. While in Frederick for twelve days, General Braddock met with several people including Maryland Proprietary Governor Horatio Sharpe, Benjamin Franklin, and Colonel George Washington. Washington joined with Braddock's command. In May 1755, the campaign pushed west through present day Old Braddock Road (US 40 Alt. ), toward Fort Duquesne in attempt to oust the French and their Indian allies.

The Frederick Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution originally placed this monument on July 10, 1924 three quarters of a mile to the east. Changes made to the highway over the years left the original site inaccessible. The Chapter relocated the monument here on August 25, 2009. This portion of General Braddock's route is part of "The National Old Trails Road".
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 25.543′ N, 77° 30.342′ W. Marker is in Braddock Heights, Maryland, in Frederick County
The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
2. The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker
. Marker is on The Old National Pike (U.S. 40-Alt), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in a small pull-off on the west side of Braddock Mountain. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Boulder Marks the National Trail (approx. half a mile away); Hagan’s Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woodmere (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Edward Braddock (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charlie Keller (approx. 2.3 miles away); Christ Reformed Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Middletown (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Arnett Building (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Routes of the Braddock Expedition<br>In April and May, 1755 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
3. Routes of the Braddock Expedition
In April and May, 1755
Close-up of Map on marker
Angela Commito -- Catoctin History Magazine
E. Braddock image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
4. E. Braddock
Close-up of image on marker
Braddock Spring and Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
5. Braddock Spring and Boulder
116 - Spring and Boulder, Braddock Heights,Md.
Close-up of postcard image on maker
E.S. McCardell photographer
Historical Society of Frederick County
The Braddock-Washington Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
6. The Braddock-Washington Monument
This monument was dedicated on June 14, 1924. It was relocated in 1952 and moved again to this location in 2009.
Braddock and Washington at the Spring image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
7. Braddock and Washington at the Spring
This boulder marks the National Trail over which traveled Gen. Edward Braddock and Lieutenant Colonel George Washington 1755.

"Relief sculpture affixed to a boulder depicts General Edward Braddock and his aide, Lieutenant Colonel George Washington on a site near this marker in 1755. A third man kneels behind Braddock. All are wearing military uniforms. Washington is seen in profile on the left, drinking from a spring." -- Description by the Smithsonian Institution.
Washington Drinks image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 17, 2009
8. Washington Drinks
Braddock Frowns image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 17, 2009
9. Braddock Frowns
E. Berge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2009
10. E. Berge
Signature of Baltimore artist Edward Henry Berge on the Braddock-Washington Monument plaque.
Re-dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2013
11. Re-dedication Plaque
General Braddock Monument
Re-dedicated October 11, 2009
by the Frederick Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 17, 2009
12. The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker
The monument in its inaccessible location on the east flank of Braddock Mountain before it was moved to the west flank.
The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 17, 2009
13. The Braddock-Washington Monument Marker
The monument in its former location with steps blocked by the guardrail of US Route 40 Alternate.
Braddock Spring image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 17, 2009
14. Braddock Spring
The spring from which Washington may have drunk and near which the monument was originally located. This is one of the head springs of Ballenger Creek that enters the Monocacy at the Monocacy Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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