Monongahela 1754–55

Washington’s defeat, Braddock’s disaster

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Monongahela 1754–55

Washington’s defeat, Braddock’s disaster

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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.

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

Product details

Published Sep 23 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766836
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 59 b/w; 47 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 140
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

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Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales…

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