Paoli Battlefied Lecture Series

Jan 13th, 2020

Join us on January 13, 2020  – Between the Delaware and the Schuylkill: Brigadier General John Lacey and the Pennsylvania Militia, 1778 – Presented by Denis Cooke
The Battle of Crooked Billet on May 1, 1778 was the largest of a series of skirmishes which came at the end of a four month campaign by the Pennsylvania Militia to prevent food and supplies from reaching British occupied Philadelphia. We will discuss how this single event impacted the reputation of Brigadier General John Lacey, and became a subject of interest of local Bucks and Montgomery historians. We will discuss explore the reasons behind the different, and opposing, interpretations of the militia's performance during the Valley Forge winter.