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He should have died at the Battle of the Monongahela

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  • 19th-century engraving of Major-General Braddock's death in the Battle of the Monongahela

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He had dysentery the whole time

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  • Washington at Valley Forge

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He trotted 30 yards from enemy lines

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The Delaware was dangerously cold

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He had six of the most lethal diseases of his time

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