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Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thompson's Rifle Battalion:

Capt. John Lowdon's Company

 
 
Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 28, 2008
1. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Marker
Inscription. Recruited from nearby points in June 1775, Lowdon's Company was part of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress. Among those who entered Continental service in this company was Timothy Murphy, whose many feats of marksmanship were to make him a hero of the Revolution.
 
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 52.562′ N, 76° 47.515′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on North Front Street (State Highway 147), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the Hunter House Museum, the site of Fort Augusta. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 North Front Street, Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sullivan Expedition (here, next to this marker); Fort Augusta (here, next to this marker); Shikellamy (within shouting distance of this marker); Shikellamy's Profile (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Shikellamy (about 700 feet away); The Bloody Spring
Fort Augusta Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Fort Augusta Markers
Several markers stand in front of the Hunter House museum.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Maclay (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Also see . . .  Timothy Murphy, Frontier Rifleman. Murphy's skill with the rifle became the stuff of legends. (Submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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