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

Paoli

 
 
Front of the Paoli Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Front of the Paoli Monument
Inscription.
Front of Monument:
Sacred to the memory of the patriots who on this spot fell a sacrifice to British barbarity during the struggle for American Independence on the night of the 20th September 1777.

Left Side of Monument:
The atrocious massacre which this stone commemorates was perpetrated by British troops under the immediate command of Major General Grey.

Back of Monument:
Erected by the citizens of Chester and Delaware counties September 20, 1877, being the centennial anniversary of the Paoli Massacre.
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The other inscriptions on this monument are copied from the memorial stone formerly standing here which was erected by the Republican Artillerists and other citizens of Chester County September 20, 1817.

Right Side of Monument:
Here repose the remains of fifty three American soldiers who were victims of cold blooded cruelty in the well known massacre at Paoli while under the command of Genl. Anthony Wayne an officer whose military conduct, bravery and humanity are equally conspicuous throughout the Revolutionary War.

 
Erected 1877 by Citizens of Chester and Delaware Counties.
 
Location. 40° 1.774′ N, 75° 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
31.15′ W. Marker is in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Monument Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch 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. Malvern World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Paoli Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Malvern Memorial Parade (a few steps from this marker); Malvern Area World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); “Remember Paoli!” (within shouting distance of this marker); "We bury’d our Dead next day in the field of Battle, All kill’d by the sword and Bayonet." (within shouting distance of this marker); Paoli Massacre Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); This Wall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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. Background to the Battle of Paoli. Paoli Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Paoli (Massacre) September 21, 1777 at Malvern, Pennsylvania
Back of the Paoli Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
3. Back of the Paoli Monument
. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, 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 November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Right of the Paoli Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
4. Right of the Paoli Monument
Paoli Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
5. Paoli Monument
This monuments commemorates the American soldiers, under Gen. Anthony Wayne, that were killed on the night of September 20, 1777 in a surprise British attack.
<i>Paoli Monument, Malvern, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. Paoli Monument, Malvern, Pa.
This postcard view shows the 1877 Paoli Monument prior to its relocation to outside the burial site.
Original Paoli Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
7. Original Paoli Monument
This monument, the second oldest war memorial in the United States, was erected in 1817 to commemorate the victims of the Paoli Massacre. It was replaced in 1877 by the above monument. It is located a short distance from the new monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on October 3, 2015.   7. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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