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"moses doan" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:50 min | 5 months ago

"moses doan" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Serving in valley forge at the time as she was returning to the city. She encountered moses doan and explained her plight despite the fact that she was the wife of a patriot. Moses gave her a purse full of money and warned her that a british guard was just up the road. Although the woman tried to avoid the british guard he discovered her and attempt to confiscate the flour dough and then reappeared and appealed to the soldier to let her go with her flower when the soldier refused doan grabbed him by the throat and told the woman to run when she was out of sight. He shot the soldier in the head with a pistol and disappeared back into the night. The death of the soldier brought out guard to hunt down the killer. Doan allegedly killed another pursuing soldier and an officer that night as he made his escape. Another story puts sto- more of a mixed light. The gang engaged in a home invasion. Although the dolans made up the core of their group many times the group grew as large as several dozen men on this night one of their company was a man by the name of foxy joe as the group threaten the life of the homeowner demanding that he turned over his gold. Foxy joe made advances on. The man's wife presumably in an attempt to rape her moses discovered. The man beat him nearly to death and threw him down a flight of stairs afterward. Moses apologized to the husband for the incident. His men were thieves not rapists. The doan gang continued to harass the people of bucks county for years after the british left the area as i said some considered them to be loyalists simply stuck on the wrong side of the war. Others saw them as nothing more than brutal criminals taking advantage of the chaos of war but the legend of the dolans is one that remains a part of local history. The dolans of course. We're not the only tories in the area. While there were many pacifist quakers. there were others. Who were willing to resort to violence for the cause of canned country a key target of the loyalists or the patriot leaders and their families..

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"moses doan" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

01:36 min | 5 months ago

"moses doan" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Again escaped capture. In addition to serving as scouts and for the british the dolans mostly made a living by engaging in home invasions and stealing horses. There are stories of the gang breaking into houses at night then beating and threatening the homeowner to give up whatever gold he had hidden on the property. those who want to portray the dolans as louis heroes say. They only went after the property of known supporters of the patriot cause and particularly targeted tax collectors. Others save their attacks were more indiscriminate. Whatever the truth. The and developed a reputation among locals in pennsylvania as ruthless outlaws after the british took philadelphia. The group focused primarily on stealing horses to sell to the british by some accounts. The group stole over two hundred horses in the region. The dolans whose faces were well known to locals tended to move only at night and spent days le'veon caves or other remote sites where they could avoid detection in february seventeen. Seventy eight officials in bucks county raised a posse to capture the doan gang. The posse however came up empty. The group was to effective in avoiding detection. There are many stories that paint moses doan as a local hero one story from this time says moses doan came across a woman from philadelphia who had snuck out of the city to purchase some flour for her starving family. Her husband was a patriot. Who was.