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KICKOFF PROGRAM:  Remember Paoli!

Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m.

“The Enemy last Night at twelve o’clock attacked … Our Men just raised from Sleep, moved disorderly — Confusion followed … The Carnage was very great … this is a bloody Month.”

The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to our monthly program on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Dunwoody Village auditorium to hear Jim Christ speak on the “Paoli Massacre”, on the 240th anniversary of that battle.

Our nation’s first battle cry, “Remember Paoli” was a call to remember the ninth bloodiest battle in the American Revolution, the battle of Paoli on the night of September 20th, 1777.  This battle has also been called the Paoli Massacre due to the ferocity and savagery of the nature of the attack by the British troops.  This night time bayonet-only surprise attack by the British on the Continental troops  of Anthony Wayne, camped in fields near the present day Malvern Preparatory School, was the last battle fought before the British occupied the Colonial capital of Philadelphia.  This was not just a skirmish, but involved over 6000 British and American troops.

Our speaker, Jim Christ, is the Vice President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, and serves on the Executive Board.   He is intimately familiar with the site, and the details of the battle, and will present a slideshow complete with interactive battle map to show the movement of troops on each side that night.

All programs are held at the Dunwoody Village auditorium, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Refreshments are served.

Come out and meet your history minded neighbors and learn and be entertained!


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