Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler
—40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
which though abandoned at the time,
sheltered the wounded
during the night of
August 6, 1777,
on his return journey
after the Battle of Oriskany.
Erected 1912 by The school children of Utica. (Marker Number 9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Herkimers 40 Mile March marker series.
Location. 43° 6.255′ N, 75° 13.465′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Main Street west of Railroad Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a small downtown park, called the "Bagg's Square Memorial Park," that has been rendered difficult to reach by the construction of a highway bridge just to west of the marker that brings Main Street to an abrupt halt a few car lengths beyond the entrance to the park. Because the historic marker is hemmed in by the highway bridge immediately
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Ford of the Mohawk (a few steps from this marker); Bagg's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Utica (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (within shouting distance of this marker); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); At This Point (approx. 1.2 miles away); On August 5, 1777 (approx. 2 miles away); Whitestown (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Utica.
More about this marker. For anyone that is interested in history, and enjoys viewing historic markers, visiting this marker is well worth the degree of difficulty
Regarding The Site of Old Fort Schuyler. 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.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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