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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:60
  • eBook ISBN:9781618423412

Braddock's Defeat

George Washington and the French and Indian War

by Daniel R. Grimes

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Overview

This is the story of one of the biggest Indian victories in North America. The French and many different Indian tribes decisively defeated a larger British army led by General Edward Braddock in 1755 in western Pennsylvania, during the French and Indian War. Among the British ranks was a young officer from Virginia named George Washington. In this war Washington gained valuable military experience, which would enable him to become commander-in-chief of the American army in the Revolutionary War. Famous people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Gage, and Daniel Boone-- all involved with the Braddock Expedition-- would be changed forever and would distinguish themselves further in the decades to come.

Description

This is the story of one of the biggest Indian victories over whites in the history of North America. The French and many different Indian tribes decisively defeated a much larger British army led by General Edward Braddock in 1755 in western Pennsylvania, during the French and Indian War. Among the British ranks was a young officer from Virginia named George Washington. In this war Washington gained valuable military experience, which would later enable him to become commander-in-chief of the American army against England in the Revolutionary War. The rout of the British army in this battle taught England valuable lessons about a military strategy in America, as well as the importance of maintaining good relations with the Indians. The defeat also added to the cost of the war. As a result, the Americans would later be burdened with high taxes. Famous people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Gage, and Daniel Boone--all involved with the Braddock Expedition--would be changed forever and would distinguish themselves further in the decades to come.

About the author

Daniel Grimes is an "in the trenches" kind of historian who visits many of the sites he writes about. His passion for history is evident in his writing. He has a comprehensive knowledge of American and world history. His writing is very objective, narrative history. Many primary sources are used. This shows in the illustrative detail in his books.   The Hessians and the American Revolution, available as an eBook, provides a more personal view of the Hessian Germans as well as many other people caught up in the Revolutionary War. Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War describes one of the biggest Indian victories in the history of North America. He authored The American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown and the Fight for Philadelphia, published as a specialty book. This book is a favorite of colonial reenactors. Other eBooks include The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: the San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War and The Long Road to Revolution: The Many Conflicts in Colonial America. Daniel Grimes is currently working on a book about Spartacus and the pirates of the Mediterranean in the time of the Roman Republic. He is also an avid sports fan and pursues an interest in sports history.

For more information, go to http://danielgrimesbooks.com/books/

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