4/14/1782. Sgt. Thos. Baldwin fought 4 hrs. to rescue mother and children
Where: 41.72338 -76.29091 Lime Hill
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- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Markers.pdf", p.117.
- Historical marker: Lime Hill
Here Apr. 14, 1782, a party led by Sgt. Thos. Baldwin tried to rescue a woman and her children held as Indian captives. In a four-hour battle, three children were saved but the mother was killed.
N 41° 43.403 W 076° 17.454 (41.72338 -76.29091)Basis of location
U.S. 6 at Limehill, 3.7 miles N of Wyalusing PA, Bradford County.
- Bradford County HIstorical Society: Lime Hill
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.
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.
- Sep 1779 listing. 7/19/1776 New York Draw.