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

On August 5, 1777

 

40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
1. On August 5, 1777 Marker
Inscription. 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution.

On August 5, 1777
leading his army of men
and ox-carts,
General Herkimer
toiled past this spot.
The present Whitesboro Street
was then the only road
south of the Mohawk river
leading to Fort Stanwix.

 
Erected 1912 by Booster Club of Utica. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Herkimers 40 Mile March marker series.
 
Location. 43° 6.639′ N, 75° 15.765′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Whitesboro Street east of Erie Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large cut stone slab that is located on the north side of the street, in the Purple Heart Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2162 Whitesboro Street, Utica NY 13502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitestown (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army
On August 5, 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
2. On August 5, 1777 Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (approx. 2 miles away); Utica (approx. 2 miles away); Bagg's Tavern (approx. 2 miles away); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Utica.
 
Regarding On August 5, 1777. 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. 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 . . .  Oriskany Battlefield, Oriskany, NY -- A Site on a Revolutionary ...
On August 5, 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
3. On August 5, 1777 Marker
40-mile route taken by General Herkimer, August 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
On August 5, 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
4. On August 5, 1777 Marker
View looking east, along Whitesboro Road (which was the route used by General Herkimer), and of the Purple Heart Memorial Park where the historical marker is located.
On August 5, 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
5. On August 5, 1777 Marker
View, looking west, with the historical marker in the foreground, down Whitesboro Street in the direction of Fort Stanwix and the Oriskany Battlefield.
On August 5, 1777 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
6. On August 5, 1777 Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground with the Purple Heart Memorial Park commemorative flags in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 614 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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