When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

September 20, 1777 – PAOLI MASSACRE:  Major General Charles Grey launched a surprise attack on General Anthony Wayne’s camp, near the General Paoli Tavern.  To ensure that the Americans were not alerted, General Grey ordered that troops should advance with muskets unloaded and attack with the bayonet alone.   British forces approached the camp from a wood and were able to achieve complete surprise. Completely unprepared, Wayne’s troops fled from the camp and were pursued. the British routed an entire American division.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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