Major General Edward Braddock
(1695-1755)

Died aged c. 60

General Edward Braddock (January 1695 – 13 July 1755) was a British officer and commander-in-chief for the 13 colonies during the actions at the start of the French and Indian War (1754–1765) which is also known in Europe as the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). He is generally best remembered for his command of a disastrous expedition against the French-occupied Ohio River Valley then in western Virginia or Pennsylvania (depending on which Royal grants) in 1755, in which he lost his life.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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This memorial was erected in 1907 by the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia to mark the road over which on April 14 1755 a division of the British Army under General Braddock marched on its way to Fort Duquesne.

grounds of the National Cathedral, Washington, DC, United States where they marched