Braddock's Road: Mapping the British Expedition from Alexandria to the Monongahela

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In 1755, Major General Edward Braddock and two army regiments set out from Alexandria with the objective of capturing Fort Duquesne, near present-day Pittsburgh. To transport their sizable train of artillery and wagons, they first had to build a road across the rugged Appalachian Mountains. It was almost 289 treacherous miles from Alexandria, Virginia, by way of Fort Cumberland in Maryland and on to the French fort; the road they built was one of the most impressive military engineering accomplishments of the eighteenth century. Historian Norman L. Baker chronicles the construction of the road and creates the definitive mapping of those sections once thought lost. Join Baker as he charts the history of Braddock's Road until the ultimate catastrophic collision with the combined French and Indian forces.
ISBN: 9781626191143
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Military
Images: 83
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Norman L. Baker is a retired aerospace engineer, award-winning journalist, historian and author. He is a board member of the Braddock Road Preservation Association and in 2011, he was inducted into the Virginia Historical Series Hall of Fame.
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