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Braddock’s Defeat

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When:
July 9, 2015 all-day
2015-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
2015-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
A city is there now where this battle occurred
Braddock
PA
USA

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Braddock’s Defeat occurred July 9, 1755

compiled, written by Jim Moyer

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Conestoga Wagons in Braddock’s Campaign, 1755,  Don H. Berkebile, Release Date: August 10, 2009: htttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/29653/29653-h/29653-h.htm

Produced by Chris Curnow, Joseph Cooper, Graeme Mackreth and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net

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Braddock’s Expedition, a monograph, Historical Society of PA

History of an Expedition against Fort Du Quesne in 1755 under Major-General Edward Braddock edited from the original manuscripts by Winthrop Sargeant, M.A., member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, published Philadelphia, J.B.Lippincott & Co for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1856

https://archive.org/stream/historyofexpedit00sarg#page/380/mode/2up

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See Details of the Defeat http://www.britishbattles.com/braddock.htm.

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Click on book for more info

.braddock defeat book BR book

 

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Letters in the aftermath:

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As Volunteer unpaid aide to General Braddock, George Washington writing from Fort Cumberland 18 July 1755, gives an account of the defeat to Lt Gov Dinwiddie, “As I am favourd with an oppertunity, I shoud think myself inexcusable, was I to omit givg you some acct of our late Engagemt with the French on the Monongahela the 9th Inst. …”

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Read Lt Gov Dinwiddie’s  26 July 1755 letter to Washington, asking if Dunbar might regroup to again march against Fort Du Quesne.  Dunbar instead leaves for Philadelphia.

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They left Fort Cumberland, Will’s Creek, and some came back to it

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Navigate around the Emanuel Episcopal Church at Fort Cumberland using the Google car.

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Navigational Street View of Savage River Camp historical sign  near Fort Cumberland.

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Below is a world wide map, reflecting the global reach of the Seven Years War, but keep clicking on a neutral area of the map to get near the Braddock Road represented by the light red diamonds.

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You can get down to street level on this map.

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The light red diamond icons are all about the Braddock Road, from the moment Braddock and Keppel landed in Hampton Roads to Alexandria to Will’s Creek (Fort Cumberland) to the final field of battle.

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Still adding more. Still in progress. Adding, suggestions, changes always welcomed. Contact Jim Moyer.

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The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire.

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Events commemorating Braddock’s Road and Defeat

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Braddock Road Preservation Assn Annual Event

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See ANNUAL EVENT  consisting of a bus tour on Friday 6 Nov 2015 and seminar Saturday 7 Nov 2015

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You can choose the bus tour only or seminar only  or both.

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See times and dates

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Click on REGISTER ONLINE

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See Braddock Road Preservation Association website.  This site is extensive and informative. Browse through it at your leisure.

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See their Facebook Page too.

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The French and Indian War Encampment

Event this July 16-19, 2015 will commemorate this defeat.

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The event is located off US 19 just north of the village of Portersville, Pa. – right beside Gellner’s Arctic Cat. Just a short distance from I-79 at The Portersville Old Engine & Steam Show Grounds.  1512 Perry Highway, Portersville, PA 16051.

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See FORM TO FILL OUT on  the Facebook page F & I Grand Encampment: July 16-19, 2015 BRADDOCK’S DEFEAT.

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Return this form to:

By mail: Mark Wiley 5077 Clayton Circle New Castle, PA 16101

As an email attachment: wileyhouseshoppe@yahoo.com

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Registration deadline:  June 1, 2015

Please note: This form should be used by any civilian or military unit or individual.  Sutler registration is available by contacting Jen or Mark Wiley at wileyhouseshoppe@yahoo.com or by phone: 724 487-8617

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Cost:

$5.00 per person Children 12 and under free

Date:

July 17-19, 2015

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Place:

Portersville Old Engine and Steam Show Grounds 1512 Perry Highway Portersville, Pa 16051

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 participants, re-enactors come to set up

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Public Hours:

Friday, July 17, 2015 … 10am – 4pm

Saturday, July 18, 2015 … 9am – 5pm Battle beginning at 1:00pm

Sunday, July 19, 2015 … 9am – 4pm Battle beginning at 1:00pm

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For more information and to register please visit facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/braddocksdefeat2015/

Or contact Mark Wiley at 724-487-8617 wileyhouseshoppe@yahoo.com

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