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Phillips Rangers' Massacre Remembrance Ceremony


August 19, 2021

On Saturday, July 17, a Remembrance Ceremony was held in Liberty Township (Bedford County) to honor the memory of the Phillips Rangers’ Massacre that took place on July 16, 1780. It was sponsored by the Frontier Patriots Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in conjunction with the Bedford County Sestercentennial Celebrations Committee.

More than 100 guests attended the ceremony that honored the lives of the 10 men massacred by Seneca warriors and the two men taken captive by soldiers led by British Lieutenant John Dochstedder in 1780.

Unlike a traditional dedication ceremony, d...

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