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Hotchkin, Samuel F. The York Road, Old and New. Philadelphia: Binder & Kelly, 1892., p. 237

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Project name: Hatboro Soldiers Monument
Project types: monument

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Byberry Rd
Hatboro Borough, Montgomery County, PA

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"Colonel JohnLacey was a Bucks Countian...who commanded the militia between the Delaware & Schuylkill Rivers. He was at Hatboro where his camp was on the Byberry Rd., about half mile east of the village...On May 1, 1778 a detachment of the British army from Phila...made a sudden attack on the camp, in which about 30 Americans were killed & 17 wounded...A handsome white marble monument, 20 ft. high, was erected on the east side of York Avenue, on an elevated site, by the citizens of the neighborhood in 1861, in commemoration of those who lost their lives in this attack. The site is a fine one & the monument draws the attention of the traveler"


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