Twenty three year old George Washington accompanied
Major General Edward Braddock in 1755 as an aid-de-camp for the
expedition against the French Fort Duquesne. He developed a friendship
with Captain Robert Orme, who was also an aid to the General. Braddock
was wounded and later died at the Battle of Monongahela . Orme was
also wounded, leaving Washington the only person left to distribute
the General's orders. This later became known as Braddock's Defeat.