Inscription. Historic New York
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2007
|1. Historic New York - Site of The Battle of Oriskany|
|The Mohawk River is seen in the background just beyond the historic marker.|
Site of The Battle of Oriskany,
August 6, 1777
(Eight miles west of Utica)
The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodies
engagements of the American Revolution. British and
Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as
they were marching to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome). General Nicholas Herkimer, though wounded, rallied his forces and directed the fight until the enemy fled.
Defeated at Oriskany and unable to force the
surrender of Fort Stanwix, the British retreated to
Canada. These reverses, with their defeat at Saratoga,
thwarted Burgoyne's plan to divide the colonies by
conquering New York
Erected 1961 by Education Department & Department of Public Works.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 56.564′ N, 74° 23.857′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Thruway Westbound (Interstate 90 at milepost 184), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the rest area, two miles west of Fultonville on I-90 (New York State Thruway) westbound. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Herkimer Home - 1764 (here, next to this marker); Herkimer Home 1764 (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mohawk Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fonda (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fultonville.
More about this marker. General Nicholas Herkimer, who commanded the Tryon Militia and was mortally wounded during the Battle of Oriskany, had built his house near here in 1764 (see nearby marker).
Additional keywords. Mohawk Valley Oriskany Stanwix Herkimer Burgoyne
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,269 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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