Little Meadows

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Little Meadows

General Braddock's army encamped at the Little Meadows, June 17-18, 1755, on the march from Fort Cumberland to Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. While at Fort Cumberland, Braddock had sent an advance party to clear a trail (Braddock's Road) through the mountain wilderness to the Little Meadows and to establish a camp site there. Braddock and the army comprised of British and American soldiers including George Washington struggled over the mountains and through dense woods to the Little Meadows, the army's fourth camp after leaving Fort Cumberland. It took 10 days to cover the 24 miles.

 

Source: Maryland Historical Trust



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