Twenty three year old George Washington accompanied
Major General Edward Braddock (who couldn't take good advice when it was
offered) 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.