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Braddock's Defeat

Braddock's Defeat | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Charles Langlade, the Green Bay fur trader is on the left directing the attack with Indians from Wisconsin and Michigan (Ottawa, Chippewa, Menominee, Winnebago, Pottawatomie, and Huron). The commander-in-chief of the British Army in America, General Edward Braddock, is just falling from his horse, and Major George Washington is catching its bridle.
DESCRIPTION
An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Charles Langlade, the Green Bay fur trader is on the left directing the attack with Indians from Wisconsin and Michigan (Ottawa, Chippewa, Menominee, Winnebago, Pottawatomie, and Huron). The commander-in-chief of the British Army in America, General Edward Braddock, is just falling from his horse, and Major George Washington is catching its bridle.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1900
Creation Date:July 09 1755
Creator Name:Deming, Edwin Willard
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Collection Name:WHS Museum Collection
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:1942.488
Original Dimensions:60 x 40 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Also known as The Battle of Monongahela. July 9, 1755.

See also: Image ID: 33763

Original painting is in the collections of the WHS Museum, 1942.488

SUBJECTS
Painting
Firearms
Officers
Ho Chunk Indians
Menominee Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Horse-drawn vehicles
Wyandot Indians
Ottawa Indians
Potawatomi Indians
Clothing and dress
Hats
Military uniforms
Horses
Fur trade
Battlefields
Battles
Dead

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