Near this site, Captain Michael Doudel's company of York County riflemen mustered on July 24, 1775. Prior to their 600-mile journey to join General George Washington at the siege of Boston, Massachusetts. These frontier patriots were the first to answer the call to arms by the Continental Congress Resolution of June 14, 1775, authorizing the raising of 10 companies of riflemen. This was a beginning of what was to become under the Constitution, the United States Army.
The York rifle company has existed continuously from its establishment and is perpetuated by today's 131st Transportation Company, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Dedicated January 21, 1989 by the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army, The Honorable William F. Goodling, United States Representative, Major General Gerald T. Sajer, The Adjutant General, and the Honorable John F. Rauhauser, Jr. Chairman, York County Bicentennial Commission