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Exeter in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Wyoming

July 3, 1778

 
 
Battle of Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Battle of Wyoming Marker
Inscription. The British battle line was formed almost parallel with and a little north of this street by Major John Butler, the commander, and Sayenqueraghta, chief of the Senecas.

After advancing in formation for a mile to about 100 yards south of the British line, the Americans, led by Col. Zebulon Butler, were defeated and surrounded, and the large number captured were massacred that night by the Indians.

Erected November 1950
by
The American Legion
and
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Exeter.

 
Erected 1950 by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Exeter.
 
Location. 41° 19.267′ N, 75° 49.073′ W. Marker is in Exeter, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Valley Street and Wyoming Avenue (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling east on Valley Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Knox Mine Disaster (approx. mile away); Battlefield of Wyoming (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bloody Rock (approx. 1.2 miles away); Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry
Battle of Wyoming Marker and Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Battle of Wyoming Marker and Sign
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Jenkins' Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pittston Fort (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Wyoming and Hartley's Expidition. Probably no episode of the Revolutionary War caused more horror and outrage among Americans than the so-called “Wyoming Massacre” on July 3, 1778. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle and Massacre of Wyoming. A detailed discussion of the battle and associated events. The site also offers histories of the units involved. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Wyoming Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. Battle of Wyoming Sign
Battle Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
4. Battle Line
The British battle line formed along what is today Valley Street, looking south in the direction of Wyoming. The Americans advanced in their direction, their axis being what is today Wyoming Avenue, or U.S. 11.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,027 times since then and 103 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2012, by Sharleen Palaima of Pittston, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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