Fort Cumberland TrailIndians served on both sides during the French and Indian War. Some tribes seemed to switch loyalties during the war, when it better suited their purposes. Indians camped near here to consult with General Braddock just before his fateful expedition in 1755. He consulted them little, against the advice of colonial officers. Soldiers were attracted to the pretty Indian women making the Indian warriors angry. Rules issued by Braddock to prevent meetings between squaws and soldiers had little effect. They met across the river or beyond the picket lines. Most of the Indians became angry and eventually left because of various insults to them. Braddock lost valuable Indian allies. After his defeat, the Shawanese and Delaware Indians changed to the French side, in hopes of recovering lands from the British and other rewards.
|Series||This marker is part of the Braddock's Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 691658 N 4391402|
|Decimal Degrees||39.65095000, -78.76613333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 39.057', W 78° 45.968'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 39' 3.4200000000001" N, 78° 45' 58.08" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
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