Paoli Battlefied Lecture Series

Jan 14th, 2019

January 14, 2019  with speaker Gregory Urwin
British Army Foraging Policy in the South, 1780-1781
Many British soldiers charged with suppressing the American Revolution embarked on their mission animated by anger. They expressed their fury most frequently through indiscriminate looting. Marauding undermined the discipline of the king’s troops and their commanders’ strategy by making enemies out of American moderates who had not yet rebelled, alienating Loyalists, and renewing Rebel resolve to continue fighting