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November 11: Cherry Valley Massacre

The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Iroquois forces on a fort and the village of Cherry Valley in eastern New York. It has been described as one of the most horrific frontier massacres of the war. The raiders were under the overall command of Walter Butler, who exercised little authority over the Indians on the expedition. … Continue reading

Battle of Rhode Island

The war was a long struggle that demanded much of the American people. Rhode Island responded to those demands with patriotic fervor, enduring the dangers of invasion and occupation at home, while sending soldiers to almost every major campaign throughout the war. Some of the most noteworthy contributions were made by African-Americans, Indians, and by members of the sovereign Narragansett … Continue reading

July 3: Wyoming Valley Massacre

Battle of Wyoming Region: Poconos / Endless Mountains County: Luzerne, State: PA.

The Battle of Wyoming and the massacre that followed, in July 1778, has been called the “horror of the American Revolution” because of the brutal and horrific acts committed by Iroquois Confederation warriors and their British and Loyalist allies against the Connecticut Yankees who had settled Pennsylvania’s Wyoming … Continue reading

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