Monday 3 July 2023

Battle of Wyoming

Painting by Don Troiani

 Today's anniversary. Wiki

The Battle of Wyoming, also known as the Wyoming Massacre, was a military engagement during the American Revolutionary War between Patriot militia and a force of Loyalist soldiers and Iroquois warriors. The battle took place in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania on July 3, 1778 in what is now Luzerne County. The result was an overwhelming defeat for the Americans. There were roughly 300 Patriot casualties, many of whom were killed by the Iroquois as they fled the battlefield or after they had been taken prisoner.

1 comment:

  1. I was born in the nearest town to that battlefield. (Hazleton, PA) It was often referred to as "The Sugarloaf Mountain Massacre." I never knew the significance of the place until I moved away.

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