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  • May 31 – En route to Fort Monongahela, Colonel Joshua Fry fell from his horse and died from his injuries, thus leaving the young George Washington in command for the duration of the war. Joshua had commanded Albemarle's militia since its founding in 1745, and nine years later at the beginning of the French and Indian War, Joshua was named head of the Virginia Regiment. The Battle of the Monongahela took place on July 9, 1755, at Braddock's Field in present-day Braddock, Pennsylvania, 10 miles east of Pittsburgh.




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