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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My Visit to The Wyoming Monument & The Battle of Wyoming Historical Marker

This might be a small park, located in a small historic residential neighborhood but is actually full of historical past.

The Battle of Wyoming historical marker can be seen at US 11 near the Wyoming Monument. It is located in the Poconos region in Luzerne County in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
The Battle of Wyoming was considered to be the "surpassing horror of the American Revolution" because of the massacre that followed after the battle in July of 1778. After the summer of 1778, Wyoming Valley became largely depopulated of white settlers. Because of the massacre, it became an important tool for patriotic cause which made Gen. George Washington appoint Maj. Gen. John Sullivan a leader of a huge campaign against the Iroquois in the autumn of 1779. The campaign became successful resulting with the Iruquois ceding their lands to the US under the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1784.

The Battle of Wyoming is a long story to tell in complete details. The post I made above is just a brief summary.

On the other hand, the Wyoming Monument is a monument of an American Revolutionary War located in the borough of Wyoming, in Luzerne County of Pennsylvania. It also marks the gravesite of the bones of those who died in the Wyoming massacres in July 3, 1778.
These remains were all gathered and buried in a common grave, but were dug up again in 1832 in a public ceremony attended by some of the then elderly survivors of the massacre, wherein the bones were re-interred in the present monument in a vault in 1833.

Every year, a commemorative ceremony is held on the grounds of the stone obelisk, which is sponsored by the Wyoming Commemorative Association.