Friday, July 27, 2007

History in my backyard

The Battle of the Clouds was just a quarter mile from my house. How many men walked through my backyard as they fled from the British troops?

Could rain be the event that turned the tide of the revolutionary war? On September 16, 1777 it saved the American Army from being over run because gunpowder doesn't fire when it's wet. General Washington was able to retreat and reform his army under cover of the storm.

The British found another day at another place to seek revenge. On September 21, 1777 ther British killed or wounded 150 American's in what became known as the Paoli Massacre.

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