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Sugarloaf Massacre Monument & Grave

Posted by Stu On January - 27 - 2009

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Found along Walnut Avenue in Conyngham is a small, seemingly overlooked Revolution-era monument. Near this site on September 11, 1780, Captain Daniel Klader and his men were ambushed and slaughtered by a group of Tories and Seneca. Chief Roland Montour was also among the mob.
That Montour name sound familiar? It should. Just 2 years earlier, his sister-in-law started a massacre of her own.

So the monument itself is pretty boring, you probably think. I, to an extent, agree. Good thing there’s more.

There is a very small trail behind the marker leading into the woods. The trail goes perilously close to a house and I was initially hesitant to follow it. Good thing I did, because at its end is Danny.

The rest of his men are supposed to be buried nearby. This was the only stone I saw though.

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3 Responses

  1. Vicki Tuttle Said,

    Thank you so much for posting these photos. Corporal Samuel Bond was my g-g-g-g-g grandfather and I’ve never seen the monument. Thanks again.

    Posted on January 10th, 2010 at 12:29 am

  2. Jennifer Poncia Said,

    Thank you for posting. Paul Neely was my great …. grandfather. So nice to get a glimpse into the past.

    Posted on November 5th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

  3. Rick Kucharski Said,

    I don’t find this monument boring at all. My great…….grandfather John Morehart was one of the few survivors of this massacre and the main thing is that this monument exists and those men were remembered. Only wish that I could see it someday.

    Posted on September 27th, 2018 at 1:04 pm

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