American Revolutionary War

Battle of Barren Hill
©Don Troiani
1778 May 20

Battle of Barren Hill

Lafayette Hill, PA, USA

The Battle of Barren Hill was a minor engagement during the American Revolution. On May 20, 1778, a British force attempted to encircle a smaller Continental force under the Marquis de Lafayette. The maneuver failed, with the Continentals escaping the trap, but the British took the field.