The Battle of the Crooked Billet

The Battle of the Crooked Billet (HMRT9)

Location: Warminster, PA 18974 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 11.345', W 75° 5.425'

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The Battle of the Crooked Billetwas fought around this spotMay 1, 1778.

General John Lacey's Command of 400 Officersand men stationed at The Crooked Billet (nowHatboro) were attacked by a detachment of800 men of British Cavalry and Infantry underLieut, Col. Abercrombe and Major Simcoe's Rangers.

About 15 American soldiers were killednear this spot, fifteen wounded, and a numbertaken prisoners.

Six or seven of the Patriotic soldiers wereburied in the Noble family graveyard whichis 676 Yds. S. 87? 46' W. of this spot.An equal number were buried approximately481 Yds. S. 83? 48' E. of this spot.

The names of the soldiers there buried, as faras is known are -Captain John Downey,Captain Walter Denny, Q.M. Albert Adams, Sergt. John Neill, Private Jonathan Ross, Private John Poorman.

To their memory and to that of the unknown deadthis monument is affectionately dedicated.

Erected May 1, 1928, by the Bucks and MontgomeryCounty Historical Societies, the American Legion,the Sons and Daughters of the AmericanRevolution, and the other Patriotic Societiesand citizens of this vicinity.

HM NumberHMRT9
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1928
Placed ByBucks County Historical Society, DAR, SAR, American Legion
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 9:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 492303 N 4448747
Decimal Degrees40.18908333, -75.09041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 11.345', W 75° 5.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 11' 20.70" N, 75° 5' 25.50" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 177-199 Jacksonville Rd, Warminster PA 18974, US
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