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

Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View of the tablet on the south side of the historical marker.
Inscription. [Tablet on South Side of Monument]
Here the Battle of Oriskany was fought
On the sixth day of August, A.D. 1777
Here British invasion was checked and thwarted
Here General Nicholas Herkimer, intrepid leader
Of the American forces tho' mortally wounded
Kept command of the fight, till the enemy fled.
The life-blood of more than two hundred
Patriot heroes made this battle ground
Sacred forever.


[Tablet on the East Side of Monument]
Herkimer Directing the Oriskany Battle.

 
Erected 1883 by By the Grateful dwellers in the Mohawk Valley, Under direction of the Oneida Historical Society, Aided by the National Government and the State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 10.636′ N, 75° 22.176′ 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 Oriskany Battle Monument (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); The Rally
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View of the tablet on the east side of the historical marker.
(a few steps from this marker); A Clash of Cultures (within shouting distance of this marker); Alliances Drawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Relief for Fort Stanwix (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (within shouting distance of this marker); Campaign of 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Oriskany. Battle of Oriskany. August 6, 1777 - a turning point of the American Revolution (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Oriskany. American Public University's, United States history. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Battle of Oriskany. This link is to a site that has a focus
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
3. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View of the tablet on the north side of the historical marker.
on the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
4. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
A more distant view of the tablet on the north side of the historical marker, showing, "The following are names of American soldiers who fought at Oriskany, whose records have been found since the placing of the first roster here."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
5. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View of the tablet on the east side of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
6. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View looking north of the Oriskany Battlefield Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
7. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View of the Oriskany Battlefield with the Battlefield Monument in the left background and the battlefield walking tour stretching out to the center and right of the picture from the Battlefield Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
8. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Marker
View of the Oriskany Battlefield Monument as seen from the marker that is situated on the spot where the mortally wounded General Herkimer directed the battle from.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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