General-Braddock-Grave-Road

Here lieth the remains of Major General Edward Braddock.
Who in command of the 44th and 48th regiments of English regulars was mortally wounded in an engagement with the French and Indians under the command of Captain M. de Beaujeu at the Battle of the Monongahela within ten miles of Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburg, July 9, 1755. He was borne back with the retreating army to the Old Orchard Camp about one fourth of a mile west of this park where he died July 13, 1755. Lieutenant Colonel George Washington read the burial service at the grave.

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General Braddock's Grave, Braddock's Road

 

Why was General Braddock buried in his own road? Why put a grave in a road?.

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