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Malvern in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Wall

 
 
This Wall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
1. This Wall Marker
Inscription. This wall reconstructed in 1964 under the supervision of Raymond S. Cox and J. Gilmore Wilson. The wall contains some stones taken from the old foundations of the Ezekial Bowen log cabin which was standing and occupied by some American officers on the night of the “Paoli Massacre” September 20, 1777, this cabin being located about ½ mi. east of this cemetery.

The wall and top were reproduced as near as possible with the original documentary evidence after considerable research was found in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Funds for the reerection of this enclosure were provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the administration of Governor William W. Scranton.
 
Location. 40° 1.782′ N, 75° 31.111′ W. Marker is in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Monument Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the Paoli Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Malvern PA 19355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paoli Massacre Monument (here, next to this marker); Battlefield Site Map (a few steps from this marker); "We bury’d our Dead next day in the field of Battle, All kill’d by the sword and Bayonet."
This Wall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
2. This Wall Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Paoli Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); “Remember Paoli!” (within shouting distance of this marker); Paoli (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Dreadful scene of havock” (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Area World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Malvern.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking trail of the Paoli Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gravesite and 1817 Monument. Paoli Battlefield – Paoli Massacre website. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Paoli (Massacre) September 21, 1777 at Malvern, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Paoli also known as the Paoli Massacre. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker on the Paoli Memorial Grounds Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
3. Marker on the Paoli Memorial Grounds
The marker can be seen to the right of the Paoli Massacre Monument. This monument commemorates the American soldiers, under Gen. Anthony Wayne, that were killed on the night of September 20, 1877 in a surprise British attack, and is the second oldest war memorial in the United States and the oldest in Pennsylvania.
 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Restored Stone Wall and Burial Mound Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
4. Restored Stone Wall and Burial Mound
The day after the Paoli Massacre, 52 American soldiers who died in the fighting were buried at this location. Forty years later, the site was surrounded by the wall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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