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Braddock's March 2005
Reports on Completed Events


April 1 & 2
French & Indian War Encampment along
Vestal's Gap Road

This event will focus on Braddock's Army, specifically Halkett's 44th Regiment of Foot and life as it was during the tent encampment that took place along what was known as Braddock's Road. This encampment will be the only Virginia "Braddock event" on a portion of the original Braddock road (Vestal's Gap Road) over which the 44th Regiment, Virginia provincials, and Independent Company troops passed on their way to Winchester.

April 9-10, 2005
The Grandest Congress

Gen. Braddock meets the Colonial Governors at Carlyle House in Alexandria. See the story of this event.

April 15-17, 2005
In Camp with Gen. Braddock at Winchester

Learn what a British army camp might have been like as you visit soldiers, craftsmen and campfollowers near where the two regiments of the army met and organized to begin the march to Fort Cumberland, westward outpost of the British colonies.   Click for information on the modern educational opportunities at the event.

May 7, 2005
Braddock at Forks of Capon

Gen. Braddock arrives at Henry Enoch's and camps at the Forks of the Cacapon River. See the story of this commemoration.

May 14
Dig a Braddock Site: Dowden's Ordinary

Maryland Archaeology Month 2005 is celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the French and Indian War with a special day of archaeology events at Dowden's Ordinary in Clarksburg, MD. This was one of the camps on Col. Dunbar's route through Maryland and on Gen. Braddock's route to Frederick.
Location: Clarksburg, MD;   Click here for a report.

May 29, 2005
Rockville: Trails, Taverns, and The Road to War

Join Peerless Rockville at the Red Brick Courthouse on Sunday afternoon, May 29, to meet and talk with French and Indian War re-enactors and to view our exhibit on the Rockville of 1755. This was the location of Owen's Ordinary where Gen. Braddock camped on his way to Frederick. Time: noon to 6 p.m. For info contact Peerless Rockville (301)762-0096.

June 11-12
Braddock at Fort Cumberland

Reenactors will be on the grounds of Emmanual Church from Friday afternoon through Sunday. Church will be open for tours Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11;30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church basement has remnants of Fort Cumberland and there is a wonderful model of the fort in the church hall. This is in conjunction with Cumberland Heritage Days so street traffic is restricted, but the site is available to pedestrians.

June 18
Book Signing

Book Gallery, Old Town Mall, Winchester, VA
Mr. Wilbur Johnston, creater of a new map of Gen. Braddock's route, and Mr. Ralph Hersko, author of Braddock's Road Across Northern and Western Virginia: A 250th Anniversary Retrospective, will be available to sign their work and

June 25-26
Braddock at Stewart's Crossing

Connellsville, PA Phone: 724-628-5344 Sponsored by the Connellsville Area Historical Society and the Connellsville Bicentennial Commission the event is an encampment at Col. Crawford's Cabin on the banks of the Youghiogheny River at Stewart's Crossing (now Connellsville). For information contact Karen Hechler at 724-628-5344, or the Connellsville Area Historical Society, Carnegie Free Library, ph. 724-628-5640.

July 9
250th Anniversary of the Battle of Braddock
The commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Battle of the Monongahela was held in Braddock and North Braddock, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 9, 2005.

July 15
“Behav’d Like Men and Died Like Soldiers” : George Washington and Braddock’s Defeat, 1755.
This one-day program will witness Col. Washington and Capt. Adam Stephen arriving at the Palace in Williamsburg and reporting to Governor Dinwiddie on the circumstances surrounding the battle, and what it might bode for the future of British North America. For information contact Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

July 16-17
British Encampment at Dunbar's Camp
Held at Dunbar's Camp, Hopwood, PA, in cooperation with Fort Necessity Battlefield, this is an invitation only French and/or Indian Encampment. For a photo report click here!

July 16-17
Guns at the Fort
Educational programs about 18th century siege warfare as planned by the Braddock Campaign punctuated with demonstrations of the loading and firing of 18th century artillery by the Oneida Nation of New York State. The weekend also features an Encampment of French soldiers. For a photo report click here!

July 17 
Burial Commemoration
Ceremony at the Grave of General Edward Braddock on July 17, 2005. For a photo report click here!

July 23-24
Braddock's Defeat Reenactment
Old Bedford Village is sponsoring an event to reenact General Braddock's Defeat. In addition to the battle at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, there is a lecture by Dr. Steven Bromwell at the Visitors Center on Saturday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. There will be period vendors, Griffing and Knez paintings displayed, and a medical demonstration. For additional information, call Old Bedford Village at 814-623-1156, or visit www.oldbedfordvillage.org.


October 20-21
The Potomac History Symposium: The French & Indian War
This symposium is held in the Lecture Hall of The Lyceum in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Speakers include: Matthew Ward, Paul Kopperman, Gregory Dowd, Wallace Gusler, Nick Westbrook, Peter Way, and John Maass. For further information go to: www.HistoricAlexandria.org.

November 4-5, 2005
17th Annual French & Indian War Seminar, Jumonville, PA.
Speakers include: Stephen Brumwell, Douglas R. Cubbison, Christian Cameron, David Dixon with music by Dean Shostak on the Glass Armonica. For further information go to: www.BraddockRoadPA.org.



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