Braddock's Field


Braddock's Field

Braddock's Field is a historic battlefield on the banks of the Monongahela River, near the junction of Turtle Creek, east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. French and Indian forces from Fort Duquesne ambushed and defeated British General Edward Braddock there, on July 5, 1755, in the Battle of the Monongahela. Braddock himself was mortally wounded.

History of Braddock's Field

Queen Alliquippa and her tribe, the Delawares, inhabited the area in the early part of the 17th century.The Unwritten History of Braddock's Field (Pennsylvania), editor, Geo. H. Lamb, A. M., Nicholson printing co., Pittsburgh, 1917]

In 1742, John Frazier, his wife and family, came from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and settled in the area. Queen Alliquippa gave him several hundred acres of land. He was probably the first white settler west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Braddock's Field also was the site of a rally of rebellious militiamen and farmers during the Whiskey Rebellion, prior to a massive march on the city of Pittsburgh on August 1, 1794."The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania, Buck, Solon J.]

The Edgar Thomson Steel Works obliterated the site of his cabin and much of Braddock's Field.

The town of Braddock, Pennsylvania now occupies the site of the field. Braddock is located at coor dms|40|24|13|N|79|52|7|W|city (40.403619, -79.868700)GR|1.

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