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Capt Robert McCoy

Death 1 May 1778
Burial Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100148294 · View Source
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Killed at Crooked Billet

On honor list "Upper West Conococheague" Presbyterian Church, now Mercersburg, Penn.

The Battle of Crooked Billet was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on May 1, 1778 near the Crooked Billet Tavern (present-day Hatboro, Pennsylvania). In the skirmish action, British forces under the command of Major John Graves Simcoe launched a surprise attack against Brigadier General John Lacey and three regiments of Pennsylvania militia, who were literally caught sleeping. The British inflicted significant damage, and Lacey and his forces were forced to retreat into neighboring Bucks County.




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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100148294
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Robert McCoy (unknown–1 May 1778), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100148294, citing Church Hill Graveyard, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374) .