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Lackawaxen in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Minisink

 
 
Battle of Minisink Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
1. Battle of Minisink Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1779, 300 Tories and Indians led by Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, were attacked near Lackawaxen by some 175 settlers. Brant was returning from raiding New York settlements. All but 25 of the patriots were killed. Brant escaped.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 28.926′ N, 74° 59.197′ W. Marker is in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Lackawaxen Scenic Drive and Delaware Drive, on the left when traveling north on Lackawaxen Scenic Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lackawaxen PA 18435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware & Hudson Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); Roebling’s Cable (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); Life Along the Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); a different marker also named Battle of Minisink (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); a different marker also named Battle of Minisink (approx. 0.2 miles away in New York); Zane Grey (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Related markers.
Marker in Lackawaxen image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
2. Marker in Lackawaxen
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers that follow the July 1779 raid made by Joseph Brant’s Mohawks and Tories and the subsequent Battle of Minisink.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle at Minisink Ford. Minisink Valley Historical Society website. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Minisink Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
3. Battle of Minisink Marker
Battle of Minisink Soldier Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
4. Battle of Minisink Soldier Grave
Unknown Soldier
Revolutionary War
Killed in the
Battle of Minisink
July 22, 1779

The grave of this soldier is in the Lackawaxen & Union Cemetery at nearby St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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