The Defeat of General Braddock in North America

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This image depicts the defeat of the British General Edward Braddock’s troops in 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War. Contrary to what the image suggests, Indians ambushed the troops as they marched in a line on the road toward Fort Duquesne. After Braddock died in the attack, a young George Washington took command of the troops.

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