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

General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot.

 

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

 
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. 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.

General Herkimer
camped near this spot
on the night of
August 4, 1777.
With him were his 800 men,
and 400 ox-carts
filled with supplies for
the relief of Fort Stanwix

 
Erected 1912 by The Mohawk Valley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Ilion. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimers 40 Mile March marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.678′ N, 75° 8.498′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on New York State Route 5 west of Windfall Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historic marker is located along the roadway that runs between Utica and Herkimer, on the north side of the Mohawk River, and just north of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90). The marker is on the north side of the roadway, beside a driveway that leads to both a residence and a topsoil, sand, and gravel contracting
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
company. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2429 New York Highway 5, Utica NY 13502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steuben Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Utica Area (approx. 2.3 miles away); At This Point (approx. 3.5 miles away); New Petersburgh Fort (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bagg's Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (approx. 4.2 miles away); Utica (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Utica.
 
Regarding General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot.. 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. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the edge of the property of a local contractor.
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker
View of the historic marker looking west along state highway 5.
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker
View of the historic marker looking east along state highway 5.
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
6. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker
View of the historic marker with the nearby residence in the background.
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
7. General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. Marker
 
 
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