Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Near This Spot
—40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
Stood the beech tree,
Which during the Battle of Oriskany
Sheltered the wounded Gen. Herkimer
While he gave orders
That made Saratoga possible
And decided the fate of a nation.
Erected 1912 by Oriskany Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Oriskany, and the Sons of Oriskany of New York City. (Marker Number 14.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimers 40 Mile March marker series.
Location. 43° 10.558′ N, 75° 22.147′ 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. I Will Face The Enemy (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 Aftermath of a Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush Started Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ambush (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); A Final Attempt (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); The military road and the ravine (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Oriskany.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of a walking tour of the Oriskany Battlefield.
Regarding Near This Spot. This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers that mark the 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix, that resulted in the Battle of Oriskany. Some historians believe that this battle, fought between Herkimer's Patriots with his Oneida allies and St. Leger's Loyalists with their Indian allies, was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Oriskany. American Public University's, United States history. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. The Battle of Oriskany. This link is to a site that has a focus on the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Nicholas Herkimer Hero of Oriskany. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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