Monongahela 1754-55: Washington's Defeat, Braddock's Disaster by RENÉ CHARTRANDMonongahela 1754-55: Washington's Defeat, Braddock's Disaster by RENÉ CHARTRAND

Monongahela 1754-55: Washington's Defeat, Braddock's Disaster

byRENÉ CHARTRANDIllustratorStephen Walsh

Paperback | September 23, 2004

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Osprey's examination of one of the key campaigns of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). On 9 July 1755 amid the wilderness of North America, Britain suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in her history. General Braddock's army, a mixture of British regulars and American militia, was shattered, losing over 900 men from a force of 1,300. Braddock was killed and the remnants of his army rescued by his aide, Colonel George Washington. The origins of this defeat can be traced back to the death of a junior French officer little more than a year before in a relatively minor skirmish with a party of Virginian militia commanded by the same George Washington. René Chartrand examines the subsequent chain of events that ultimately sparked a world war.
René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 30 Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Quebe...
Title:Monongahela 1754-55: Washington's Defeat, Braddock's DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.9 × 7.23 × 0.23 inPublished:September 23, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Washington and Fort Necessity/Braddock's march/The battle of Monongahela/Aftermath/The Battlefields today/Bibliography/Index