On July 9, 1755, Edmond fought in the French and Indian War at the Battle of the Great Meadows, serving under Captain Andrew Lowe which was under the command of General George Washington
also fighting at General Braddock’s Defeat at Fort Duquesne, He was one of six men who survived in his militia. This militia was formed the “rear guard” and were the last ones out.
They waded a wide river were many were shot down and drowned.
After that battle, for fear of raids by the Indian allies of the French. Edmond fled from the Shenandoah Valley and settled in central North Carolina, where his children were born.