Two Historical Maps of the
Battle of the Monongahela - July 9, 1755
American Colonial Wars, Western Pennsylvania
Battle positions and movements
Actually a meeting engagement.
Advance guard fell back on main body, which advanced to support
Edward Braddock had adequate
all-around close-in protection but lacked distant
French and Indians
Militia fled at first contact.
of main body escape.
guard took cover, held ground, and finally escaped.
Advance Guard, Flank Guard, Main Body, Rear Guard
Turtle Creek, Monongahela River
Fort Duquesne, 8 miles / 13 kilometers (now Pittsburgh, Pa.)
The notation/arrow on the original map
was showing the
direction to Fort Duquesne the wrong way.
We humbly intervened and it's now pointing down river.
Here's a Google map link to where Turtle Creek meets the Mon:
If you zoom out a couple of times you'll see downtown Pittsburgh on
the left where Fort Duquesne was built.
Thanks for your mail, Rich, and
also Bruce, long live the retirement of surveyors!
Courtesy of the United States
Military Academy Department of History.
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