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Braddock Grave

A white monument in the background with an interpretive sign in the foreground
Braddock's monument is seen in the background and his original grave site is a short walk away.

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British General Edward Braddock died from a mortal wound he had received three days before and was buried in the military road they were retreating on. This location is open seasonally and includes a ¼ mile walking trail and interpretive signs.

The battle on July 9, 1755 did not go well for the British under General Braddock’s command. After a four-hour fight Braddock was shot in the lung and he called a retreat. The army had taken heavy casualties and limped back along the road they had just built. Four nights later the demoralized general died.

Fearing that their enemies, the French and their American Indian allies, might take Braddock’s body if they could find it, they buried him in the middle of the earthen road to hide his grave.

About fifty years later, workers fixing the road found his remains and moved them a short distance to a new burial spot. 

Today visitors can see both the original burial location and his final resting spot. Follow the link to learn more about the Braddock campaign

Last updated: March 22, 2021