Battle of Paoli

The Revolutionary War "Massacre" Near Philadelphia, September 1777

Book Description

This first full-length treatment of the Revolutionary War battle of Paoli recounts the British surprise attack on a Continental Army division near Philadelphia in September 1777. A crushing defeat for the Americans, the battle became known as the "Paoli Massacre". Philadelphia fell to the British a week later.

  • Reconstructs the battle from the maneuvering that preceded it to the bloody aftermath
  • Explains how this relatively small clash affected the larger Philadelphia Campaign and shaped American strategy for the rest of the war

  • About McGuire, Thomas J.

    Thomas McGuire teaches American history at Malvern Preparatory School near Paoli, Pennsylvania, and is the author of Battle of Paoli and Stop The Revolution.