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Saxton in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. Phillips’ Rangers Memorial

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
1. Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Upright Bronze Plaque
The following scouts under Capt. Phillips were massacred here by the Indians July 16, 1780.

M. Davis, T. Gaitrell, D. Kelley, G. Morris, P. Sanders, T. Sanders, A. Shelly, R. Shirley, H. Skelly, P. Skelly.

Erected 1926 by the Fisher Summit Memorial Association, S. B. Stoler, Pres. Refurbished by VFW Post 4129 and American Legion Post 169 October 1999.

Flat Bronze Plaque
We rest having died in line of duty on July 16, 1780. Reburied by American Legion Saxton Post No. 169 May 28, 1933. Kryptaloy Vault and bronze tablet presented by R.E. Huff-Saxton, PA.
 
Location. 40° 15.593′ N, 78° 15.973′ W. Marker is in Saxton, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Capt. Phillips Memorial Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saxton PA 16678, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial (here, next to this marker); Phillips' Rangers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 10 miles away); Juniata Iron (approx. 11.3 miles away); Martin G. Brumbaugh

Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
2. Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial Marker
(approx. 11.3 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 12.8 miles away); Frankstown (approx. 13.1 miles away); Blair County (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saxton.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
3. Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial Marker
Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
4. Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial
Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
5. Capt. Phillips' Rangers Memorial
Date inscribed in the wall 1-25-33
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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