"Fort Necessity -- A NATIONAL Battlefield!" Fort Necessity State Park by Ewingjr98
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Fort Necessity National Battlefield marks the site where George Washington faced his first and only total defeat and surrender as a military commander. The park also preserves a portion of the original Braddock Road that was carved through the forest to allow the British army to reach Fort Duquesne in modern Pittsburgh. On the grounds of the battlefield is also the historic Mount Washington Tavern, built on land once owned by Washington. Just a mile away is the site of General Braddock's tomb, near the exact spot where he was killed. A few miles further west is Jumonville Glen, where then-Colonel George Washington attacked a group of French soldiers, thereby starting not only North America's French and Indian War, but also the global Seven Years' War.
The original National Road, begun in 1811, ran from Cumberland, Maryland through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois to... more travel advice
In 1755 British General Edward Braddock led an army from Virginia to confront the French at Fort Duquesne. During his... more travel advice
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