On Braddock's defeat

Washington, George
August 2017
On Braddock's Defeat;8/1/2017, p150
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Presents the author's letter from Fort Cumberland on July 18, 1755 to his mother, Mrs. Mary Washington, documenting the French and Indian victory over British General Edward Braddock at the battle of the Monongahela. Accounts of the Virginia colonial troops' engagement with the French forces; Death of Braddock; The author's own participation in the battle; Casualties of the war.


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