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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

Battle of Monmouth

Old Monmouth Courthouse: Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) on 28th June 1778

Old Monmouth Courthouse: Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) on 28th June 1778

British and German troops against the American Continental Army and Colonial Militia. Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, Major-General Lord Cornwallis and Major-General Knyphausen commanding the British and German army against General George Washington and Major-General Charles Lee … Continue reading

The British in Philadelphia.

On June 18, 1778, after almost nine months of occupation, 15,000 British troops under General Sir Henry Clinton evacuated Philadelphia, the former U.S. capital. The British had captured Philadelphia on September 26, 1777, following General George Washington’s defeats at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. British General William Howe had made Philadelphia, the seat of the Continental Congress, the focus … Continue reading

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