Seven Years War Meeting - Frederick Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 24.749 W 077° 24.778
18S E 292263 N 4365329
Quick Description: Located on along the Carroll Creek Trail near South Court Street.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2021 8:44:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM149BP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 1

Long Description:
On 23 April, 1755, During the Seven Years War/ French and Indian War Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Edward Braddock to plan the British attack on Fort Dusquesne in Pittsburgh. During this meeting Franklin (who was also Postmaster General of the colonies) was able to provide mail, carriages and supplies to Braddock while also warning him of possible ambush in his route. Though he was able to avoid ambush, and attack Fort Dusquesne, it was unsuccessful and during retreat he was shot through the chest and died.

The marker itself is on private property that boarders the Carroll Creek Park, you do not need to cross the property line to see or read the marker. It is a plaque on a cement block in a circle of grey stones.

Marker Text:
On April 23, 1755
At a Tavern Located Near This Spot
General Edward Braddock
Colonel George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
Met to Plan The British
Assault on Ft. Dusquesne
During The French & Indian War

This plaque erected by the Kiwanis Club of Frederick
Location Type: Historic Marker

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 6/6/1998

Property Type: Private

Fee required: no

Location Notes: Not listed

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