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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 10:27 p.m. PST

…. conflict, 1769-1794.

"The Yankee-Pennamite Wars, 1769-1794, were a series of American colonial civil conflicts that took place before, during, and after the American Revolution, between Connecticut settlers and their militias, and the state goverments and militias of the Pennsylvania colonists in what is today the Wyoming and Luzerne counties in the US state of Pennsylvania. The Connecticut Colonies' land claims in Eastern Pennsylvania dated back to 1662 when England's newly restored King Charles II (b.1630-1685) granted a Royal charter to settle the Wyoming Valley to the Connecticut ‘Yankees', originally a pejorative Dutch name for Englishman in North America.

In 1681 King Charles granted a similar charter to William Penn who had become the founder of the new colony. This was to be an event which sowed the seeds for a long and relatively bloody conflict for the rights and land deeds to settle what became Western Pennsylvania. Other important preceding conflicts or events in relation to the War in the Wyoming Valley included the First Anglo Dutch War 1652-1654, the massacre of Dutch Mennonites in Delaware 1664-1665, and King Philips War in New England, fought from 1675-1678…."


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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 5:13 a.m. PST

Those are the highest casualty figures I've ever seen for the YPW. That's not a refutation, you understand, but I'd check them if the issue were serious.

What struck me as I was working with Continental officers was how many had picked up some experience in the YPW. They hadn't seen much combat, but they had presumably learned something about mustering and moving troops, encampment and supply.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 11:49 a.m. PST



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