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Braddock, Edward, general, was born about 1695 in Perthshire. Appointed major-general of the Coldstream guards in 1754, he commanded the British troops in America against the French. His disastrous attempt to invest Fort Duquesne in 1755 resulted in 63 out of 86 officers, and 914 out of 1,370 men being either killed or wounded. He himself had four horses shot under him, and received a wound from which he died in a few days.