The second engagement of the Philadelphia Campaign was the Battle of the Clouds on September 15th, so named because it was ended abruptly by a storm. Around 5 pm, the Continental army began its almost ten-mile retreat to Yellow Springs in the downpour where soldiers took what shelter they could find. You may wonder: “Where are the bodies buried?” The Revolutionary War Hospital at Yellow Springs and the Quaker meeting houses, churches, and private homes in our area were utilized as medical facilities during the Philadelphia Campaign. We know that many soldiers and community members suffered and died here in Chester County during the early days of the Revolutionary War, yet little is known about their burial places. Come and learn about the cemeteries where we honor those who bravely served. Also, learn about the exploration and attempts to locate these unknown Revolutionary soldiers’ graves. You will be able to pick up a driving tour map so you can visit these final resting places we do know about and pay homage.
Parking & Registration: Tours will begin at 5:30 p.m. Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs. Follow directional signs after entering the village.
For more information on all of the Town Tours, visit: http://www.chescoplanning.org/HisResources/TownTours.cfm