General-Braddock-Grave-Road

Edward Braddock's British army widened Washington's road and extended it to the Monongahela River. Braddock's road was an amazing engineering feat. Hundreds of men cut a 12 foot wid swath through the forest for Braddock’s 2,400 soldiers, 12 cannons, about 100 wagons and a herd of cattle. After the French and Indian War, this road became a main route west until the adjacent National Road  reached the Ohio River in 1818.

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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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