James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
The Song of Braddocks Men
Braddock was sent to America to take charge of the army there and to expel the French from their encroachments west of the Allegheny Mountains. He scorned the advice of Americans who were accustomed to border warfare (George Washington among others), and was killed, a victim to his own obstinacy, on July 9, 1755.