The British had successfully routed his troops and captured his Buck’s county home.
His Bucks County neighbors were generally loyal to the Crown.
He had second thoughts about fighting for the Continental cause.
He would fight back with techniques similar to those of the British.
A continental soldier’s life was not valued.
The paper Continental currency was worthless compared to British coins.
The American colonies were not worth fighting over.
The Continental soldiers were inferior to British soldiers.
Encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge
Defense at the Crooked Billet
British occupation of Philadelphia
American victory at the Battle of Valley Forge
Surround Philadelphia to attack the British garrison.
Prevent farmers from supplying the British with food and supplies.
Fool the British as to the whereabouts of the main encampment.
All of the above are correct.
The scouting parties left late because, many of the men overslept.
The scouting parties mistook the British for a column of their own men.
Lieutenant Nelson failed to follow orders to direct his men to fire warning shots.
The orders were confused and the scouting parties began to assemble an hour late.
All three of the scouting parties failed to spot the British.
Both of the men sent back to warn the camp deserted.
Nelson was discharged from service.
The camp was not warned in time to prepare for the attack.
The camp was alerted sooner than if Nelson had followed orders.
Nelson was promoted to commanding officer.
Nelson was court marshaled.
All of the soldiers killed in action were identified and buried by their families.
It is unlikely that a soldier from upstate New York was in the Battle of the Crooked Billet, because only local militia was involved.
Although some soldiers were wounded, there is no record of any deaths at the Battle of The Crooked Billet.
It would have been considered blasphemy in colonial times to disturb a grave.
The British hoped that the scouting parties would not warn the camp.
The British did not realize that Lacy had knowledge of their plan from spies working in the area.
The British thought that Lacy was dependent on the Continental Army and would retreat to the main camp at Valley Forge.
The British assumed that the ambush site would be deserted, when in fact it was occupied by a strong column of Continental Regulars.
The baggage train
The scouting parties
The infantry units
The cavalry unit
The Continental Regulars
The British Regulars
The Continental Militia
The Loyalist Militia
A bounty in gold had been placed on the heads of militiamen by the British Crown.
Many in the area were loyal to the crown and spared no quarter towards those who were not.
Under British law, a loyalist could seize the land of rebel he kills in action.
The militiaman had stolen his neighbor’s donkey and four ducks.
Lacy rebuilt his camp within 48 hours and continued with his mission to harass the enemy.
The British attack alerted Washington to danger and prevented the British from attacking the main camp at Valley Forge.
The area of Bucks and Montgomery Counties where the battle took place had no strategic importance to either side.
Although the British killed some men and took some supplies, they failed to take the field.
All of the wagons and supplies were set ablaze.
The supplies were sold and each soldier was paid a bonus.
The supplies were donated to the Red Cross and given to local loyalist families.
The British returned the wagons and supplies to the farmers.
The obituary was printed by a loyalist newspaper who wanted to frighten the population from joining with the rebels.
The obituary was printed by a Continental newspaper that used it as propaganda to enrage the populace against the British.
It was common to be graphic in obituaries during colonial period and there is likely no political agenda behind the article.
The obituary was created by the filmmakers to sensationalize the event.
Lacy’s troops were taken off guard.
The attack completely decimated Lacy’s command.
Many of those killed were reportedly brutalized and burnt alive.
It was a major tactical error for Washington to assign a small force of militia to such a strategic area.
The brutality inflamed outrage against the British and garnished local support for the rebel cause.
The violence made the King of England question his policies towards the Continentals.
The violence against his own troops permitted Washington to justify the use of “savage tactics” against British soldiers and loyalists.
The brutality resulted in the Geneva Convention.