Battle of Lime Hill, Joseph Elliott Monument
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N 41° 43.403 W 076° 17.454
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Monument marking the Battle of Lime Hill on Rt 6 Near Wyalusing. Reverse side of the marker many times goes unseen by visitors. It details the Revolutionary War service and heroic deeds of one of the Battle of Lime Hill soldiers, Joseph Elliott
Waymark Code: WMBFWH
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 05/16/2011
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The front of the Lime Hill marker details the Battle of Lime Hill and reads "Lime Hill Battlefield, April 14, 1782. Sergeant Thomas Baldwin's party in attempting to rescue Mrs. Rosewell Franklin and her four children, who had been captured by the Indians, met the enemy near this spot. After four hours of fighting, three of the children were rescued but Mrs. Franklin was killed. Sergeant Baldwin's breastworks were located seventy rods northwest of this marker. Marked by the Penna. Historical Commission and the Bradford County Historical Society, 1928."

The reverse side, which many times goes unnoticed, reads "JOSEPH ELLIOTT. Second in command at the battle of Lime Hill, April 14, 1782. He killed the Indian who shot Mrs. Franklin and rescued three of her four children. He was in the engagement at Trenton, December 25, 1776, and was presented a sword by General George Washington for bravery. He broke from the Indians at Bloody Rock, Wyoming Massacre, and swam the Susquehanna River with a bullet in his shoulder and escaped to Wilkesbarre. Erected by his descendants."
Marker Name: Lime Hill

County: Bradford

Date Dedicated: 11/01/1928

Marker Type: Plaque

Location: Rt 6. 3.7 miles north of Wyalusing

Category: Pennsylvania Historical Markers

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