The New Student's Reference Work/Braddock, General Edward

Braddock, General Edward, a British soldier, major-general commanding the English army in the expedition against the French on the Ohio in 1755, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1695, and died from wounds received in an ambuscade of French and Indians, at Great Meadows, in July, 1755, sixty miles from Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburg). On this expedition Braddock was accompanied by a levy of Virginians under Colonel (afterward General) Gates and Washington was his aid-de-camp, who, after the rout of the British, covered the retreat.