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Major General Edward Braddock
General in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America

Gen. Braddock


Braddock's Route from Leesburg to Fort Cumberland
Braddock Route Across Hampshire County in the Backcountry of Virginia



Leesburg to Fort Cumberland


    This map shows the route of Braddock's troops (blue broken line) from near Leesburg past Wincester and through Hampshire County to Fort Cumberland on the Potomac River at Will's Creek. The troops had split into two sections, one taking the route from Alexandria through Virginia towards Leesburg; the other marched from Alexandria to Frederick, Maryland expecting to find a road on the Maryland side of the Potomac River running to Cumberland. However, such a road did not exist, so that part of the army crossed into Virginia and met the other section at Widow Barringer's north of Winchester. The route then continued to Pott's near Back Creek and on to the camp at Forks of Cacapon where the Cacapon joins the North River. Henry Enoch lived there. From there the army crossed Spring Gap Mountain where the artillery had to spend the night while the infantry was able to continue to the camp at Friend Cox's or Ferry Field. Here the army crossed the Potomac and followed the river west to Fort Cumberland. Hampshire County which was formed in 1754 is outlined in red.

Some forts shown on the map were not built until after Braddock's defeat.

Sites shown in red are French and Indian War sites that are open to the public although some are open only on a limited basis.
 Copyrighted by HistoricHampshire.org 2012


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