- 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 Duquesneambushed and defeated British General Edward Braddockthere, on July 5, 1755, in the Battle of the Monongahela. Braddock himself was mortally wounded.
History of Braddock's Field
Queen Alliquippaand 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, Pennsylvaniaarea 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 Pittsburghon August 1, 1794."The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania, Buck, Solon J.]
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