Caption: Major-General Braddock's death at the Battle of Monongahela, 9 July 1755
It was the loss of Major-General Edward Braddock that sealed the British defeat at Monongahela. Fully aware of the difficulties of fighting in the forests of North America, Braddock had made many sensible preparations for his army's advance on Fort Duquesne. Despite all precautions, however, when his men were ambushed by French, Canadian and Amerindian forces, the half-trained recruits that filled the ranks of his two regular regiments panicked. Once Braddock was dead, there was nobody with either the experience or talent to regain control, and the army was destroyed. The uniform details of this 19th century engraving are incorrect, but the sense of confusion and chaos are well conveyed.
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