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

Paoli Massacre Monument

 
 
Paoli Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
1. Paoli Massacre Monument
This monument commemorates the American soldiers, under Gen. Anthony Wayne, that were killed on the night of September 20, 1777 in a surprise British attack.


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)
This memorial in honor of extraordinary Patriotism was erected September 20, 1817 by the Republican Artillerists of Chester County aided by the contributions of the Paoli citizens.

(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 1817 by Republican Artillerists of Chester County.
 
Location. 40° 1.779′ N, 75° 31.111′ 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.
Front of Paoli Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
2. Front of Paoli Massacre Monument
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Wall (here, next to this marker); "We bury’d our Dead next day in the field of Battle, All kill’d by the sword and Bayonet." (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Site Map (a few steps from this marker); “Remember Paoli!” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Paoli Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Paoli (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Area World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Dreadful scene of havock” (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. The Gravesite and 1817 Monument. Paoli Battlefield – Paoli Massacre website. (Submitted on November 9, 2008, 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 November 9, 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.
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
(Submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
Paoli Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
6. Paoli Massacre Monument
The Paoli Massacre Monument is the second oldest war memorial in the United States and the oldest in Pennsylvania.
Paoli Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
7. Paoli Massacre Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,671 times since then and 56 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week October 18, 2009. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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