Precise location of Battle of Huck’s Defeat foundBreaking News
McCONNELLS — After six years of research, historians say they have pinpointed the site of Huck’s Defeat – a skirmish in York County that set the stage for larger victories that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War against the British.
The precise location of the battle officially remained a mystery for more than a century until York County historian Michael Scoggins and a team of archaeologists explored a 10-acre patch of land in Historic Brattonsville. The Culture & Heritage Museums of York County announced the discovery Thursday.
History books can be updated to say that Huck’s Defeat took place near the home of James Williamson, a settler who lived close to the present-day town of McConnells in southwestern York County, Scoggins said.
The discovery paves the way for a new, national historic site open to the public at the Brattonsville living history village, where Williamson’s 18th century plantation and the Huck’s Defeat battlefield are located....
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