ONLINE! The Battle of Paoli, September 20-21, 1777

Code: SL42001

Dates: October 29, 2020

Meets: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $35.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Examine the circumstances surrounding the controversial Battle of Paoli, or "Paoli Massacre," which took place ten days after the Battle of Brandywine. Gen. Anthony Wayne's Pennsylvania brigades were attacked in an unusual night bayonet assault by British troops, some of whom committed atrocities on surrendering Continentals. Despite two or more warnings, Wayne's force was badly defeated, and criticism from some of his officers led Wayne to demand his own court martial. Hear dramatic primary details in this compelling story from the dark days of the Revolution. 
Fee: $35.00

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Thomas McGuire

Tom McGuire is a native of the Philadelphia area whose history activities began in 1975-76 at the Valley Forge Historical Society Museum [predecessor of the Museum of the American Revolution] and Valley Forge National Historical Park 1977-81. A graduate of Villanova University (B. A. 1979; M. A. 1985), he has been teaching history at Malvern Prep since 1980 and has authored six books: The Surprise of Germantown [Thomas Publications, 1994]; Battle of Paoli [2000]; Brandywine Battlefield State Park Trail of History Guide [2001], The Philadelphia Campaign Volume I and Volume II [2006-07]; Stop the Revolution: America in the Summer of Independence and the Conference for Peace [2011]. Tom also researched for David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book John Adams and its sequel 1776 . He was VP of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund 1996-2002 and guest-curated the Chester County Historical Society’s “War Comes to Chester County 1777-78” exhibition in 1997. He is currently a member of the Board of Educators of the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR.)



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