Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Remember Paoli πŸ’”

...the Most Dreadful Scene I Ever beheld.

A British officer reported his impressions:

[General Grey] came to the head of the battalion and cried out "Dash on, light infantry!" and, without saying a word, the whole battalion dashed into the wood, and guided by the straggling fire of the picket, that was followed close up, we entered the camp and gave such a cheer as made the wood echo. The enemy were completely surprised; some with arms, others without, running in all directions in the greatest confusion. The light infantry bayoneted every man they came up with. The camp was immediately set on fire, and this, with the cries of the wounded formed altogether one of the most dreadful scene I ever beheld. Every man that fired was instantly put to death.

Remember Paoli πŸ’”

My first visit to the Paoli Battlefield, despite having grown up in Paoli! 🀦‍♀️
Much Thanks to Herself, Diana Gabaldon for remembering Paoli. ❤️
Paoli Massacre excerpt by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Please visit the Paoli Battlefield Preservation site at πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ