(person) 1695-1755; Brit. general, born in Scotland: commander of the Brit. forces in the French & Indian War.
Braddock Sentence Examples
When the home government sent over General Edward Braddock with two regiments of British troops, Franklin undertook to secure the requisite number of horses and waggons for the march against Ft.
He went back to Massachusetts as governor in 1753; led an unsuccessful expedition against Fort Niagara in 1755, and after the death of General Edward Braddock (1755) until June 1756 was commander-inchief of all the British forces in America.
Here in 1755 General Braddock prepared for his disastrous expedition against the French at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburg).
The troops were completely surprised and routed, and Braddock, rallying his men time after time, fell at last mortally wounded.
Notwithstanding the alarm occasioned by Braddock's defeat, the old quarrel between the proprietors of Pennsylvania and the assembly prevented any adequate preparations for defence; " with incredible meanness " the proprietors had instructed their governors to approve no act for levying the necessary taxes, unless the vast estates of the proprietors were by the same act exempted.