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Wyoming in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battlefield of Wyoming

 
 
Battlefield of Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Battlefield of Wyoming Marker
Inscription. Between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon of July 3, 1778, an American force of about 300 men, led by Col. Zebulon Butler, Col. Nathan Denison, Lieut. Col. George Dorrance and Major Jonathan Garrett formed in line of battle east and west of this spot, then advanced in a northerly direction about a mine and attacked some 700 British and Indians, but were driven back beyond this point and of the Americans engaged more than half of them were slain in the battle and in the massacre that followed.

Erected by the Rotary Club of Wyoming, PA.
July 1935
 
Erected 1935 by Rotary Club of Wyoming.
 
Location. 41° 18.908′ N, 75° 49.949′ W. Marker is in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue (U.S. 11) and Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north on Wyoming Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wyoming PA 18644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bloody Rock (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Wyoming (approx. 0.9 miles away); Knox Mine Disaster
Battlefield of Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Battlefield of Wyoming Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Denison House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jenkins' Fort (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wyoming.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Wyoming and Hartley's Expidition. Probably no episode of the Revolutionary War caused more horror and outrage among Americans than the so-called “Wyoming Massacre” on July 3, 1778. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle and Massacre of Wyoming. A detailed discussion of the battle and associated events. The site also offers histories of the units involved. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
American Battle Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. American Battle Line
Looking to the west along Fourth Street. The American battle line formed in this vicinity, facing north (right).
American Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
4. American Advance
Looking northwest from the marker location. The American advance moved generally along the axis used today by Wyoming Avenue, U.S. 11, to the northwest, where the British lines had formed.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,898 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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