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

Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle

Fort Stanwix

 
 
Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker
Inscription.
Here Aug. 3, 1777
the
Stars & Stripes
First Flew In Battle

Above the Southwest Bastion
of
Fort Stanwix
(Schuyler)

Here Aug 2d to 22d Col. Peter Gansevoort's New York & Massachusetts Continentals successfully withstood a siege by British Regulars, Hessians, Mohawk Valley Tories & Indians under Lt. Col. Barry St. Leger - Lt. Col. Marinus Willett Aug. 6th conducting the sortie to relieve the enemy pressure upon Gen. Nicholas Herkimer's militia ambushed in Oriskany's Forest.

1758 - Fort erected to protect the Great Oneida Carrying Place from the French.
1768 - Famous Boundary Line Treaty here negotiated.
1784 - Treaty of Peace with the Indians.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
 
Location. 43° 12.655′ N, 75° 27.455′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of North James Street (New York State Route 26) and West Dominick Street, on the right when traveling south on North James Street. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large, cut stone slab and located across the street from the Fort Stanwix National Monument
Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker
View, looking east, of the historical marker, with the sign for the entrance to the Fort Stanwix National Monument seen across the street on the right side of the historical marker and a portion of the reconstructed fort seen across the street on the left side of the historical marker.
where the reconstructed Fort Stanwix is located. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 North James Street, Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gateway between East and West.... (within shouting distance of this marker); Walking on an ancient trail... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Community... (about 400 feet away); Futile Approach (about 500 feet away); Unknown Soldiers (about 600 feet away); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (about 600 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Flag History. According to the information on this web site, "Probably the first display of the national flag at a military post was at Fort Schuyler, on the site of the present city of Rome, New York." (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY. This link
Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
3. Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker
provides access to a Site on a Revolutionary War Road Trip. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Fort Stanwix. This link provides access to information regarding both Fort Stanwix and the first use of the stars and stripes in battle, that is provided by the New York State Military Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansNotable EventsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
4. Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Marker
View of the reconstructed southwest bastion of Fort Stanwix, which is where the historical marker indicates that the Stars & Stripes first flew in battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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