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01/05/1778 The Battle of Crooked Billet

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The Battle of Crooked Billet was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War. In the skirmish action, British forces under the command of Major John Graves Simcoe launched a surprise attack against Brigadier General John Lacey and three regiments of Pennsylvania militia, who were literally caught sleeping.
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