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Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ambush Started Here

 
 
Ambush Started Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. Ambush Started Here Marker
Inscription. The militia column, on its way to the relief of Fort Stanwix, marched into this ravine, August 6, 1777, and were ambushed by Loyalists and British. The attackers came out of hiding in woods on the west, the south and the north.
 
Location. 43° 10.529′ N, 75° 22.098′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Rome Oriskany Road (New York State Route 69) 0.4 miles east of Monument Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oriskany NY 13424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ambush (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); The Military Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The military road and the ravine (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker); Aftermath of a Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); I Will Face The Enemy (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Near This Spot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Herkimer's Troops (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Oriskany.
 
More about this marker.
Ambush Started Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. Ambush Started Here Marker
View looking at the historical marker down in the ravine, alongside of the military trail, on the west side of Oriskany Creek. In the distant background can be seen a footbridge that crosses Oriskany Creek.
This historical marker is part of a walking tour of the Oriskany Battlefield.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Ambush Started Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
3. Ambush Started Here Marker
View from the crest on the west side of the ravine, looking down the military trail towards Oriskany Creek. The American forces would be from the historical marker back towards the bridge. The British forces would have been situated near from where this picture was taken.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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