Paoli Battlefield-Collateral of American Revolutions

Paoli Battlefield-Collateral of American Revolutions

The Paoli battle is also known as the “Paoli Massacre.” This was a small battle, which occurred at the time of the American Revolution. The war took place at the midnight of September 20 to 21, 1777. Despite the fact that the battlefield is situated at the present Borough of Malvern, it gained the name as the result of Paoli Tavern n, a very famous landmark in the year 1777.

Generally, the historic site is placed on a 44-acre piece of land. The land was conserved in the year 1999. It took the efforts of schoolchildren, community leaders, country, local citizens, agencies, and the national government. The dedication ceremony of the field took place on September 21, 2002, during the 225th anniversary of the battle.

The field has been reserved in the original form, farm fields, and the woodland. The efforts to honor and conserve the graves of the people who died during the battle have a long history. During the 40th anniversary in 1897, a monument was put on the grave and there was a wall constructed in order to protect it.

The British surprise attack leads to the 53 American perishing. Soon after the American defeat in the month of September 11 at Brandywine, British general forces took over American capital in Philadelphia. British intelligence identified that Wayne’s forces had encamped close to the general Paoli Tavern, the present in Malvern Pennsylvania.

Another mistake done by Wayne was to leave the camp exposed. During 10 pm on September 20, 1777, the British troops in charge of the major general Charles grey attacked the Americans. He had ordered all his men to unload the muskets to ensure surprise.

The American camp was taken by surprise, coming from the woods, which hindered their movement. All the Americans left in panic as the British soldiers’ started the bloody work. However, the adjacent land that amounts to 22 acres, was obtained to serve as the parade and drill field for Delaware County and Cheater militia during the 19 century.

Parades and the encampments celebrated the war we held daily for long. The field has been reserved in the original form, farm fields, and the woodland. The efforts to honor and conserve the graves of the people who died during the battle have a long history. During the 40th anniversary in 1897, a monument was put on the grave and there was a wall constructed in order to protect it.

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    Robert Monroe May 13, 2018

    Paoli Battlefield is the living witnessed that will testify in the next generations, how cruel is war, that no one will win a war, only a battle. People is the main collateral the rest are just accessory.

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    Giovannie Ward May 13, 2018

    If ever an American Revolution will arise again, i hope not anymore, it might be the whole world is the collateral because of the technology that man is invented. It is Gods clear example of what will happen if we let war to come.