Abington’s Battle of Edge Hill named new marker by PA historical commission

The Battle of Edge Hill in Abington Township, one of the last events of the American Revolution, has been named a new historical marker by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

A historical marker recognizes a significant person, place or event that shaped Pennsylvania’s development. The Battle of Edge Hill is one of 36 new markers across the state, including 11 new markers on behalf of Philadelphia.

From Philly Voice’s article:

Sometimes overshadowed by other battles in the American Revolution, the Battle of Edge Hill served as the final conflict with the British before the the Valley Forge encampment. On December 7, 1777, Gen. William Howe pushed British and Hessian forces away from Philadelphia to fight on Edge Hill Heights, less than 15 miles north of Center City. 

Check out this informational video on the battle:

Photo credit: BritishBattles.com