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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2022 8:44 p.m. PST

… Grey Tea: What did they have in common?

""It appears that very few, or none of the British Officers [who] entered the quarters of our Troops on this occasion, that no stop might be put to the Rage and Barbarity of their Bloodhounds…Southward Cullency has 12 wounds, 10 of which are in his breast, belly, and back. He says, that, on the enemies entering the Barn where his Troops lay, he and all the men asked for Quarter, which was refused…[the officer] order'd all the men to be knock'd on the head…James Southward [stated]…in the Barn which the Enemy entered that there were 13 Men of this Regiment…5 of whom were killed outright, all the rest…were Bayoneted that he heard the British Officer order his Men to put all to Death…" Dr. David Griffith, Surgeon, Woodford's Brigade who treated the horribly wounded and gained testimony. Most later died of their wounds…"

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42flanker08 Sep 2022 10:55 p.m. PST

The blogger, Mr Schenawolf, sets the tone by offering a summary of Grey's attack near Paoli Tavern on 20th Sept 1777, which is mostly erroneous or misleading.

BillyNM09 Sep 2022 1:05 a.m. PST

Why is it always a 'massacre' or 'day of infamy' when the Americans are caught flat-footed but a brilliant stroke when done to others? BTW there's a bunch of AWI books including one on the Paoli Massacre listed here auction

42flanker09 Sep 2022 11:20 a.m. PST

'Battle of Paoli' by Thomas McGuire is currently the standard work

dapeters09 Sep 2022 12:58 p.m. PST

BillyNM because were the good guys, chosen by God, what's wrong with you?

DJCoaltrain09 Sep 2022 3:07 p.m. PST

Dapeters insightful interjection and sublime summation must be viewed as intuitively obvious by virtue of the bountiful blessings of Divine Providence bestowed upon the pious patriots and righteous rebels fulfilling the Will of God.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2022 3:39 p.m. PST



BillyNM09 Sep 2022 10:41 p.m. PST

Dapeter, if you 'were' the good guys what did you do wrong to lose thar appellation? ;o)

Bill N10 Sep 2022 5:06 a.m. PST

dapeters injection may not sound serious, but is probably the one closest to the truth. Objectively different actions can seem similar. When those actions are taken by the "good guys" they can be explained by the circumstances. When those actions are taken by the other side they are attributed to evil motivations. It is something I run into quite often in work.

Rob, do we really need to give a list? You were there once. It is one of those things that happens when you become a power.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2022 11:31 a.m. PST

"Why is it always a 'massacre' or 'day of infamy' when the Americans are caught flat-footed but a brilliant stroke when done to others?"

Well not exactly when it happens "to" soldiers of the US. I seem to recall a "Mi Lie massacre".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2022 4:28 p.m. PST



DJCoaltrain10 Sep 2022 5:48 p.m. PST

My Lai

dapeters12 Sep 2022 1:03 p.m. PST


original sin?

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