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

Braddock's Twelfth Camp

 
 
Braddock's Twelfth Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, June 28, 2014
1. Braddock's Twelfth Camp Marker
Inscription. British Major General Edward Braddock camped here at Stewart's Crossing on the banks of the Youghiogheny River, June 28-30, 1755. His goal was to reach Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) and drive the French from the area. He was accompanied by colonial militia and volunteer aide-de-camp George Washington. On July 9, 1755, Braddock's army was defeated by the combined French and Indian forces about 9 miles from Fort Duquesne. Braddock was mortally wounded in the battle.

National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. Project of the 2009-2012 Administration Georgia C. Holder, National President Cynthia Dolinger, Pennsylvania State Regent
 
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.222′ N, 79° 36.047′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. Seventh St. and Torrence Ave.. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Yough River Park along the Great Allegheny Passage trail, 75 yards west of the corner of N. 7th St. and Torrence Ave., and directly west of Col. Crawford's
Marker in front of fence, with Col. Crawford's Cabin to the left. image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, August 10, 2014
2. Marker in front of fence, with Col. Crawford's Cabin to the left.
Cabin. Marker is in this post office area: Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Colonel William Crawford (a few steps from this marker); Colonel William Crawford (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Wells (about 800 feet away); Connellsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Connellsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chestnut Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connellsville.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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