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On This Day 5/20/1778
6/1/2011 5:34:13 PM

The "Battle of Barren Hill", Pennsylvania


British troops from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attempt to trap two thousand two hundred Continentlal troops defending Valley Forge, Pennsylvania led by the Marquis de Lafayette.
Through skillful maneuvering, he avoids the entrapment and the destruction of his troops. The encounter takes place on Barren Hill, Pennsylvania, now known as Lafayette Hill, just northwest of Philadelphia.

General Washington had dispatched the Marquis de Lafayette and his men two day before to spy on the British in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The British learned of Lafayette's mission and intended to surprise, surround and and capture the encampment with a force of seven thousand to eight thousand troops.

Marquis de Lafayette in turn, learned of the British plan late on May 19, 1778. The Marquis de Lafayette assigned five hundred troops and approximately fifty Oneida Indians armed with cannon to face the British onslaught and stand their ground by the local church, while the rest of Marquis de Lafayette's troops fled west over the Schuylkill River to safety.

Before the Oneida Indian warriors followed the Continental Army across the Schuylkill River, they are believed to have bravely given chase to the British as they marched back to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman, had personally recruited the Oneida Indian tribe to join the Patriot cause by using the Indian's preference for the French over the English. The Oneida Indian tribe arrived at Valley Forge,Pennsylvania on May 13, 1778 and the Marquis de Lafayette promised the tribe that they would serve under French instead of colonial Patriot Commanders and that they would be given assistance in building a fort at their Mohawk Valley, New York settlement.

These fresh Indian recruits were paired with the Marquis de Lafayette's best Patriot fighters, fresh from training under European Officers at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The tribal actions during the successful retreat at Barren Hill, Pennsylvania prevented disaster and allowed the Continental Army to emerge from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania as a disciplined military in June 1778.



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