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Cherry Valley in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cherry Valley Massacre
 
Cherry Valley Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
1. Cherry Valley Massacre Marker
 
Inscription.
Cherry Valley
Sacred to the Memory

Of Those who Died by
Massacre
In the Destruction of this Village
At the Hands of the Indians & Tories
Under Brant & Butler,
Nov. 11. AD. 1778

 
Erected 1877.
 
Location. 42° 47.637′ N, 74° 45.366′ W. Marker is in Cherry Valley, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on Alden Street. Click for map. Marker is within the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Alden Street in the village. Marker is in this post office area: Cherry Valley NY 13320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherry Valley Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant Wormuth Killed (approx. 2.5 miles away); General James Clinton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Camp and Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Indian Trail and Military Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Flint Homesite (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cherry Valley.
 
Regarding Cherry Valley Massacre. Soldiers killed the day of the Massacre;
Ichabod Alden • Thomas Sheldon • Beig Worsley • Thomas Mires • Thomas Holden • David William • Rob Bray • Simeon Hopkins • Oliver DeBall • Daniel Dudley • Rob Henderson • Gideon Day • P. Adams
Thomas Noles • Enos Blakely

Soldiers captured the day of the massacre:
Lt. Col William Stacy • Andrew Garret • Abraham Engle • Lt. col Aaron Holde • Suzer DeBeaver • and 10 others

182 residents escaped death and captivity that fateful day.
32 inhabitants and 16 soldiers were reported killed in the November 11th massacre. Other historical sources put the death toll at 77.

Celebration of the Unveiling of the Cherry Valley Monument,
August 15, 1877.
From the Cherry Valley Gazette:

"...the Monument is eight feet high, seven long and five wide. The base is granite. This is surmounted by the finest American marble. The weight of the Monument, apart form the foundation, is about twenty tons. It stands directly over the trench, wherein were deposited the remains of those who fell in the Massacre. On the four sides are found the words, Cherry Valley, Oriskany, Frontenac, and Durlagh.
 
Cherry Valley Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 18, 2008
2. Cherry Valley Massacre Marker
 
 
Cherry Valley Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2008
3. Cherry Valley Massacre Marker
The monument says "Durlagh" on one end.
 
 
Cherry Valley Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2008
4. Cherry Valley Massacre Marker
On the reverse are the following names of victims of the Massacre and of those who fell in battle:

Col. Ichabod Alden and XIV Private soldiers
The wife of Rev. Samuel Dunlop,
Robt. Wells, His wife Mary Dunlop, their four children
John Wells, Jane Wells and three servants,
WM Gallt, Mrs. Eliz'th Dickson, Mrs. Eleanor Cannon
The wife & four children of Hugh Mitchell,
Mr. & Mrs. Gill. Mrs. Jane Scott & others, above forty in
All, whose bodies lie near this spot:
Mostly in a common Grave Beneath this stone.
; also
Lieut. Robt Campbell, killed at Oriskany,
Lieutenant Wormwood, shot by Brant at Tekaharawa
Maj. Robt McKean & his men, who fell at Durlagh
 
 
Cherry Valley Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2008
5. Cherry Valley Massacre Marker
On the four sides are found the words, Cherry Valley, Oriskany, Frontenac, and Durlagh.

On flanking panels are found the following:
Vicus Donditus 1740
Libertas Asserta 1775
Vastatus per Cœdem 1778.
Virtus Decorata 1878.
 
 
Cherry Valley Massacre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2008
6. Cherry Valley Massacre Marker
The Monument as seen from near the cemetery entrance.
 
 
<center>Cherry Valley Cemetery<br> Founded 1750</center> Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
7.
Cherry Valley Cemetery
Founded 1750
This is the entranct to the Cherry Valley Cemetery from Alden Street.
 
 
Cherry Valley Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
8. Cherry Valley
The view of US Route 20 near Cherry Valley, New York.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,485 times since then. Last updated on May 20, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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