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George Washington's soldiers remembered in Chester Co.

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 26 2014 06:51:09 AM CDT
Updated On: May 26 2014 08:31:37 AM CDT

Chester County memorial

EAST COVENTRY TWP., Pa. -

Soldiers from as far back as the Revolutionary War were remembered for Memorial Day.

The Ellis Woods Memorial Day service Sunday honored the memory of 17 soldiers who are buried in marked graves and nearby woods in East Coventry Township, Chester County.

These soldiers were part of General George Washington's army who died in an improvised hospital located on what is now Ellis Woods Road.

The hospital was 20 miles behind the lines at Valley Forge during the horrible winter of 1777-1778.

The burial plot is dedicated to perpetuate the memory of those soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice.