Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Many Killed By
French & Indians
March 27 1756
Location. 43° 13.409′ N, 75° 30.118′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Ft. Bull Road. Click for map. The Marker is on the property of the Erie Canal Village. The Fort Bull location may be accessed across the bridge and to the rear of the collection of reconstructed 19th century buildings. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinton's Ditch (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie Canal Enlargement (about 700 feet away); The Erie Canal - July 4, 1817 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bull (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Arsenal (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Oneida Carrying Place (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
Regarding Fort Bull.
In the late summer of 1755 Lord William Shirley led an expedition to Oswego, NY where he established
Small boats brought food and munitions to Fort Williams at the upper limit of navigation on the Mohawk River. From there sleighs took supplies forward to Fort Bull on Wood Creek. When spring opened navigation on Wood Creek the stored material could quickly be forwarded to Oswego.
In March 1756 a French force under the command of Lt. Gaspard de Lery, marched from Fort La Presentation, on the St Lawrence River, 175 miles through a trackless winter wilderness and made a surprise attack on Fort Bull.
Lt. William Bull, the fort's commander, refused to surrender. The French battered in the gate and took the fort by storm. The fort and supplies were burned and the raiders disappeared back into the wilderness. Deprived of supplies the Forts at Oswego fell easily to French attack that summer.
Categories. • War, French and Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
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