In July, 1755, General Edward Braddock leads 1,300 British regulars plus militia irregulars against the French and their Native American allies. Braddock’s army, fighting in the open field style of Europe is ambushed by the enemy near Ft. Duquesne. His army is massacred and Braddock dies of wounds received in the battle.
Emboldened by their victory, the French and Native American allies sweep eastward against the British settlements of Pennsylvania in October 1755. In Both My Sons, Janey Cameron and her grandchildren flee the incoming threat. (19th Cent lithograph)
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