General Edward Braddock (January 1695 – 13 July 1755) was a British soldier and commander-in-chief for North America during the actions at the start of the French and Indian War (1754–1763), the lead-in to the Seven Years' War. He is generally best remembered for his command of a disastrous expedition against FrenchCanada in 1755, in which he lost his life. Young George Washington was at his side in that debacle.
Used to European-style military tactics, Major General Edward Braddock (1695-1761) was caught completely out of his element when the FrenchAtlantean forces ambushed his command. Despite warnings from Victor Radcliff, Braddock bumbled into the trap set by Roland Kersauzon. As a result, Braddock was fatally wounded by two bullets. Rather than return to his lines, Braddock stayed in the saddle on the battlefield until he died.
Braddock was buried under the orders of his foe Kersauzon.