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Major General Edward Braddock
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Gen. Braddock


Bibliography on Gen. Braddock


monongahela.jpgMonongahela 1754-1755: Washington's defeat, Braddock's disaster; Rene Chartrand; Opsrey Publishing, Oxford, England, 2004. This is the newest book on Braddock's defeat and the encounter that prompted his campaign. It is profusely illustrated by Stephen Walsh with sketches, photos and maps. The author is a Canadian who has been studying the colonial era for over thirty years.

Braddock at the Monongahela; by Paul E. Kopperman; Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburg, 1977. This is a unique, detailed study of the various contemporary and near-contemporary accounts of the battle that attempts to discern the credibility each account merits.

Braddock Road Chronicles, 1755; compiled by Andrew J. Wahll; Heritage Books, Inc. This is a compilation of several journals of the march arranged in chronological order so the reader can follow the march day by day.

Braddock's Campaign and the Potomac Route to the West; by Ross Netherton; Higher Education Publications, Inc., Falls Church, VA, 1989. Reprinted from the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Journal.

Braddock's Road Across Northern and Western Virginia: A 250th Anniversary Retrospective; by Ralph E. Hersko, Jr.; Infinity Publishing.com, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004. Easily readable, short intro and account of Braddock's campaign; unfortunately, no maps, but plenty of photos of sites along the route.

Braddock's Road Through the Virginia Colony; by Walter S. Hough; Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1970. This is a study of the actual route of Braddock's march through Virginia with present day (1970) photos of the road sites.

Ill-Starred General, Braddock of the Coldstream Guard; by Lee McCardell; University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 1958. The most complete biography of Gen. Edward Braddock.

The History of an Expedition Against Fort Duquesne in 1755; by Winthrop Sargent; Philadelphia, 1856. Reprint available from Wennawoods Publishing, 1997, [reprint available from www.wennawoods.com/bookstore.html]

The Legend of Braddock's Gold Reconsidered; by Gordon Kershaw; in the Maryland Historical Society Magazine; vol. 96, No. 1 (Spring 2001), The Maryland Historical Society. This is a very well researched study of the topic of what currency and/or gold Braddock's army may have had with it and what may have happened to it after the defeat.

Braddock's Defeat; The Journal of Captain Robert Cholmley's Batman; The Journal of a British Officer; Halkett's Orderly Book; ed. by Charles Hamilton; University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1959. This is one of several publications of the various contemporary journals covering Braddock's march to the Forks.

Washingtons Expeditions (1753-1754) and Braddock's Expedition (1755) With history of Tom Fausett, the slayer of General Edward Braddock; by James Hadden; Uniontown, PA, 1910.

Westmorland History September 2002, Vol. 7, Number 2, A Magazine of the Westmoreland County Historical Society, has three articles on the march route in Pennsylvania. The articles are by Frank A. Cassell, PhD., and James V. Steeley. There is also an article on Forbes's Road. The magazine may still be available at the Fort Pitt Museum store, www.fortpittmuseum.com.


Abbot, W.W., ed; "General Edward Braddock in Alexandria: John Carlyle to George Carlyle, 15 August 1755;" Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 97 (Apr 1989), pp. 205-14.

Benjamin, Marcus. Historical Address at Dedication of the Braddock Boulder, Sunday, November 10, 1907. Pamphlet, 1908. 14 p. [USAMHIE 186.3D64]

Bradock, Edward. Major General Edward Braddock's Orderly Book, from February 26 to June 17, 1755. Cumberland, MD: Lowdermilk, 1878.

Cunningham, Arthur S. "March to Destiny: This Being an Attempt to Reconstruct the Muster Rolls of the Braddock Expedition to Fort Duquesne Which Ended in Disaster 9 Jul 1755 and to Fix the Order of March on that Ill-Fated Day." Typescript, 1992. 51 p. [[USAMHIE E199C86]

Dupuy, R. Ernest & Trevor N. Military Heritage of America. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1956. pp. 76-78. [USAMHIE E181D8]

Edwards, William W. "From Colonial Times." Infantry Journal vol. 36 (Jan 1930): pp. 39-46. Contrasts success at Bushy Run, 1763.

Fleming, Thomas. "Braddock's Defeat." Military History Quarterly vol. 3 (Autumn 1990): pp. 84-95.

Fortescue, J.W. A History of the British Army. Vol II. London: Macmillan, 1935. pp. 274-87. [USAMHIE DA50F73.1910v2]

Gordon, Harry; A Sketch of Gen. Braddock’s March from Cumberland on 10 June, 1755.

Great Britain. King's Royal Rifle Corps Regiment: A Brief History of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, 1755-1948. 3d ed. Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1948. p. 3. [USAMHIE UA652K6A3]

Laws, M.E.S. "R.N. and R.A. in Virginia, 1755." JSAHR vol. 57 (Winter 1979): pp. 193-205. [subject: British Royal Navy & Royal Artillery personnel with Braddock]

Leach, Douglas E. Arms for Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607-1763; New York, Macmillan, 1973.

Lenschau, Justus M., Jr; "Braddock's Defeat." Military Review, vol. 51 (Nov 1971): pp. 30-40.

Lewis, Charles; Journal of Capt. Charles Lewis of Fredericksburg, Virginia

Lowdermilk, Will H.; History of Cumberland (Maryland) from the Time of the Indian Town, Caiuctucuc, in 1728, up to the Present Day: Embracing an Account of Washington's First Campaign, and Battle of Fort Necessity, Together with a History of Braddock's Expedition; Washington, D.C., Anglim, 1878.

Matloff, Maurice, gen. Ed.; American Military History; Wash, DC: OCMH, 1969. pp. 33-38. [USAMHIE E181M33]

Ness, George T., Jr; "The Braddock Campaign, 1775." 3 pts. Military Engineer, vol. 51 (Jan-Feb 1959): pp. 18-23; (Mar-Apr): pp. 111-117; (May-Jun): pp. 211-213.

Nichols, Franklin T.; The Braddock Expedition; Ph.D. Thesis, Harvard Univ., 1946.

Pargellis, Stanley M. "Braddock's Defeat." American Hist. Rev. vol 41 (Jan 1936): pp. 253-69.

Temple, Harry; “Braddock’s Road;” Ohio Archaeology Quarterly, vol. XVIII, 1909; pp.438-442.

Vetock, Dennis J; Lessons Learned: A History of U.S. Army Lesson Learning; Carlisle Barracks, PA: USAMHI, 1988. pp. 7-9, 56 & 76. [USAMHIE UA26.5V48]

Vineyard, Ron; Virginia Freight Wagons, 1750-1850; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Nov. 5, 1993.

Walzer, John Flexer; Transportation in the Philadelphia Trading Area, 1740-1775; University of Wisconsin, 1968.

Ward, Henry M.; Major Adam Stephen and the Cause of the American Liberty; Univ. of Virginia Press, 1989.

_________. Lord Loudoun in North America; Archon, 1968; orig pub 1933. pp. 35-41 & index. [USAMHIE E199P182]

_________. Military Affairs in North America, 1748-1765: Selected Documents from the Cumberland Papers in Windsor Castle; Archon, 1969. 513 p. [USAMHIE D195P232]


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