Historic Braddock Road Historical

Historic Braddock Road Historical (HM1TFK)

Location: Frostburg, MD 21532 Garrett County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 39.992', W 78° 58.159'

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The following was taken from the journal of Robert Orme, aid de camp to General Braddock - June 15, 1755: We this day (with 2100 troops, 1500 hundred horses, 200 wagons and twelve cannons) passed the Allegany Mountains, which is a rocky ascent of more than two miles, in many places extremely rugged and almost perpendicular; in passing we entirely demolished three wagons and shattered several.

(This occurred beginning at this location) The sixty naval seaman attached to the army, employed ropes and pulleys to lower the wagons and cannons down the west side of the mountain.

Thomas Cresap Jr. killed near this site: By 1756, the Indians, were laying waste to all the frontier settlements on April 23, 1756, Thomas chased one of the Indians who turned and fired with Cresap firing at the same time, both fell mortally wounded. Others in his company buried him secretly and covered his grave lest the other Indians return for his scalp.
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Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 674185 N 4392717
Decimal Degrees39.66653333, -78.96931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.992', W 78° 58.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 59.52" N, 78° 58' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Big Savage Mountain Hiking Trail, Frostburg MD 21532, US
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