At the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9, 1755, every officer on Major General Edward Braddock's staff was injured or killed, with the exception of his aide-de-camp, George Washington. Braddock also sustained a fatal wound and is said to have been carried from the field in this, his officer's sash. Washington alone brought order to the fray, forming a rear guard to enable retreat. Family tradition maintains that Braddock presented the sash to Washington prior to his death four days later. In 1846, the sash was presented to another war hero and future President of the United States, Zachary Taylor. More

Date

c. 1709


Geography


Material/Technique

Silk


Dimensions

Overall: 19 in. x 144 in. (48.26 cm x 365.76 cm)


Credit

Purchased with funds donated by Prince Yoshihisa Tokugawa, 1918


Object Number

W-86


Colors


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