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Cincinnati Certificate

Paoli (19 Sep 1777)

 
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(Freeman's Farm, NY (I))   (Germantown)
 
  COMMENTARY
  The night attack by the British upon Wayne's men at Paoli became known as the "Paoli Massacre". As such, it became a rallying cry for the rest of the war. "Remember Paoli" was to the fight for American independence what "Remember The Alamo" was to the fight for Texas independence not quite 60 years later.
 
 
British Camp of Trudruffrin from the 18th to the 21st of September 1777.
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  Unit Rosters  
 
  1st Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Sergeant Thomas Boyd    
  First Lieutenant Thomas Buchanan    
  Colonel James Chambers   Commander  
  Captain Samuel Craig     Wounded
  Captain John Doyle   Commander, Independent Company  
  Captain James Grier    
  Captain James Hamilton   Company Commander  
  Second Lieutenant John Hughes    
  Surgeon William Magaw    
  First Lieutenant John McClelan    
  Second Lieutenant William McDowell    
  Second Lieutenant James McFarlane    
  Major James Moore, Jr.     Promoted
  Third Lieutenant William Patton    
  Surgeon's Mate Christian Reinick     DIS
  Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Robinson    
  Second Lieutenant George Stevenson    
  Captain William Wilson    
  First Lieutenant David Ziegler   Regimental Adjutant   Ross's Company
 
  2nd Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain John Bankson   Company Commander  
  Captain Joseph Howell    
  First Lieutenant John Irwin     Wounded
  Second Lieutenant James Morris Jones     Ashmead's Company
  Captain John Patterson   Commander, 1st Company  
  First Lieutenant Henry Piercy    
  Ensign Henry D. Pursell    
  First Lieutenant John Stoy    
  Ensign John Stricker    
  Captain Samuel Tolbert   Commander, 7th Company  
  First Lieutenant Major Walbron     DIS
 
  4th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Second Lieutenant Wilder Bevins    
  Lieutenant Colonel William Butler   de facto Commander  
  Second Lieutenant Thomas Campbell    
  Captain Benjamin Fishbourn   3rd Company Commander  
  Captain William Gray    
  Second Lieutenant William Henderson    
  Major Marion Lamar     DIS
  First Lieutenant William Sproat    
 
  5th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain Benjamin Bartholomew   Company Commander  
  Surgeon James Davidson    
  First Lieutenant Levi Griffith    
  Colonel Francis Johnston   Commander  
  Ensign William Magee     DIS
  First Lieutenant James McCullough    
  First Lieutenant George North   Regimental Quartermaster  
  Captain Michael Ryan   Brigade Major  
  Captain Isaac Seely   Company Commander  
  Captain Samuel Smith   Commander, 5th Company  
  Second Lieutenant Joseph Stanley    
  First Lieutenant Job Vernon     Robinson's Company
 
  6th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain Jacob Humphrey    
 
  7th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain William Alexander    
  Sergeant Robert Allison    
  First Lieutenant Samuel Bryson    
  First Lieutenant John Bush    
  Volunteer James Gamble   Regimental Quartermaster  
  Ensign John Hughes     Parker's Company
  First Lieutenant Andrew Irvine     Wounded; Long Recovery
  Ensign John King     Bush's Company
  First Lieutenant William Lusk     Parker's Company
  Ensign John McCullam     Talbot's Company
  Captain John McDowell   Commander, 8th Company  
  Captain Samuel Montgomery   Company Commander   Wounded
  Captain Alexander Parker   Company Commander  
  Second Lieutenant Robert Peebles     Alexander's Company
  Surgeon John Rose    
  Captain Jeremiah Talbot   Company Commander  
  Captain Robert Wilson     Wounded
 
  8th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  First Lieutenant Samuel Brady     Detachment of Doyle's Independent Company
  Colonel Daniel Brodhead, Sr.   Commander  
  Captain Samuel Miller   Company Commander  
  First Lieutenant Gabriel Peterson    
  Second Lieutenant Samuel Smith    
  Major Frederick Vernon   Commander, 6th Company  
 
  9th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain John Davis    
  Captain William Tilton    
 
  10th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Volunteer Alexander Bensted   Paymaster  
  Captain George Calhoun   Commander, 4th Company  
  Sergeant Michael Everley    
  Lieutenant Colonel Adam Hubley, Jr.    
  Captain James Lang   Company Commander; Supply Commissioner  
  Major Caleb North    
  Captain Robert Sample   Commander, 5th Company  
  First Lieutenant Jacob Stake    
 
  11th Pennsylvania Regiment (Old)  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain Samuel Dawson    
  Second Lieutenant Benjamin Hammond    
  Colonel Richard Humpton   Commander  
  Major Francis Mentges    
  Captain John Pearson   Commander, 2nd Company  
  Ensign Enos Reeves    
 
  12th Pennsylvania Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain John Brady    
 
  Continental Army  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Brigadier General Anthony Wayne    
 
  Hartley's Additional Continental Regiment  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  Captain George Bush   Commander, 3rd Company  
  Lieutenant Colonel Morgan Connor    
  Colonel Thomas Hartley    
  Second Lieutenant John Mahon   Regimental Quartermaster  
  Ensign William McCurdy     Carberry's Company
  First Lieutenant Isaac Sweeny    
  First Lieutenant Andrew Walker    
 
  Pennsylvania State Regiment of Foot  
 
  Name   Position   Status
  First Lieutenant Samuel Kennedy     Nice's Company
 
 
  LINKS  
 
 
  For a British perspective of The Paoli Massacre, click here.  
  For a British perspective of The Paoli Massacre, click here.  
  For more information on The Paoli Massacre, click here.  
 

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