Fort Necessity National
In the wooded glen not many miles
away and here on this "charming field for an encounter",
Lt. Col. George Washington started it all. Shown
here is a reconstruction of the small fort where
Washington offered his only surrender to a foreign
power. It was the beginning of the French and
Indian War in North America that necessitated the
sending of Gen. Edward Braddock and two regiments of
British regulars to finish what the colonials had
started. When Col. Washington passed by here with Gen.
Braddock in 1755 the bones of some of the men killed in
'54 were still lying parched on the ground.
Ft. Pitt (Ft. Duquesne)
Built on the location of Ft. Duquesne at the Forks of
the Ohio, Ft. Pitt was the British fort guarding this
strategic river location beginning in 1758 on through
the Revolution. It was built by British Gen. John Forbes
who in 1758 finally took the fort that Gen. Braddock had
lost his life trying to conquer.
Fort Pitt Museum
Braddock Battlefield History Center is a site devoted to the museum newly constructed on the actual site of Gen. Braddock's battlefield. The museum commemorates one of the most famous military engagements in the history of Colonial America, the Battle of the Monongahela, or "Braddock's Defeat" on July 9, 1755 at the beginning of the French & Indian War.
Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia was used by Gen. Braddock for
his historic meeting with the colonial governors. At
this meeting he revealed the British plan for the
elimination of the French threat to the American
is one of Col. Washington's Virginia frontier settler's forts guarding settlers on the frontier. It is open seasonally and interprets both the French and Indian War on the Virginia frontier and also civilian life among settlers before and after the war.
To contact the Braddock's Road Preservation Association at Jumonville, PA click here.
For info on one of Braddock's Regiments of British Regulars: 44th Regiment of Foot click here.