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Carlyle House Historic Park

AE Curator Jul 16
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Built for British merchant John Carlyle in 1743, Carlyle House served a central role in April 1755 as General Edward Braddock’s headquarters. Here he plotted strategy and financing with five colonial governors during the early stages of the French and Indian War. Braddock underestimated the rigors of the American frontier and the Indians who allied with the French. Opposing troops surprised Braddock at the Battle of Monongahela and mortally wounded him. Fully restored in the 20th century, Carlyle House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: Alexandria
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