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February 9, 1778

 
 
February 9, 1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
1. February 9, 1778 Marker
Inscription.
Sixteen American soldiers, guarding military uniforms being manufactured on these premises were overpowered by a raiding party of forty enemy cavalrymen and infantrymen.

In the heroic but hopeless defense of their post, five guards were killed by gunfire, four more wounded, and the others taken prisoner of war, one of whom was Major Francis Murray.

The Bucks County Historical Society
October 22, 1938 - June 14, 1976
 
Erected 1976 by The Bucks County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 13.645′ N, 74° 56.211′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on State Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the garden at the Bird in Hand tavern. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 S. State Street, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bird in Hand (here, next to this marker); Loyalist Raid of 1778 (a few steps from this marker); Justices House (a few steps from this marker); The First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitehall (within
February 9, 1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
2. February 9, 1778 Marker
shouting distance of this marker); White Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Half-Moon Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Newtown - County Seat (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Newtown.
 
Also see . . .  Loyalist Raid Reenactment. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
February 9, 1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
3. February 9, 1778 Marker
Marker is partially obscured, in lower right foreground, with Bird in Hand tavern in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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