It is a privilege to present today, a new work of historic research by Joe Menkevich. Lydia Darragh is a fascinating subject in Frankford history although she did not live here. I won’t go into her history since Joe has done the research and you should read it from his narrative. Whenever we have posted any reference to Lydia Darragh in the past, it has received a large number if hits from the search engines. This new work from Joe, adds to the Darragh story by providing links to other historical documents that support the story.
So picture the period in December of 1777 when Philadelphia was occupied by the British army and the Continental army was camped out at Whitemarsh. Joe’s account brings it all to life. Read it here.