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Edward Braddock

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Definition: British general who lost an intense battle at Fort Duquesne. He was the British commander in America for a time, and one of his officers was a young George Washington. Braddock ordered a march through the wilderness to a heavily fortified Fort Duqesne. He paid for it with his life. Out of the 1,400 British soliders who were in involved in the battle, 900 of them died. One of them was Braddock. Washington organized the retreat to Fort Necessity, where the British awaited the inevitable French follow-up.

Related Resources:
About the French and Indian War
Read about the war, its battles, its origins, and its aftermath.

A Short History of the War
A good overview of the causes and consequences of the war.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Edward Braddock
Read about the man who gave orders to George Washington.

Braddock's Defeat at Duquesne
See how bad a general he really was.

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