By Thomas E. Crocker. ISBN: 978-1-59416-096-7. Copyright 2009. Hardcover with 335 pages including 66 black and white illustrations and maps, notes, bibliography, and index.
In January, 1755, Major General Edward Braddock was sent by Great Britain on a mission to drive France once and for all from the New World. That disastrous campaign against the French was a defining event of American history. Braddock’s expedition had a profound impact on American political and military developments. This fateful march laid the foundation for the “National Pike”, the major road for westward expansion, launched the career of George Washington, and sowed the seeds of dissent between England and its colonies that would ultimately lead to the American Revolution.