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

General Herkimer Takes Command

 

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

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. General Herkimer Takes Command 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.

At Fort Dayton, near this site,
General Nicholas Herkimer
took command of the
Tryon County Militia
and on August 4, 1777
began the eventful march
which terminated in
the Battle of Oriskany.

 
Erected 1912 by The Gen. Nicholas Herkimer Chapter and Kuyahoora Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Herkimer. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimer''s 40 Mile March marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.737′ N, 74° 59.354′ W. Marker is in Herkimer, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Court Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the northwest corner of the county courthouse front yard. Marker is in this post office area: Herkimer NY 13350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. General Herkimer Takes Command Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
. The Thirty-Fourth Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Jail (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Dayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred'ck Staring (approx. mile away); Early Village Burying Ground (approx. mile away); General Nicolas Herrhheimer (approx. mile away); Fort Herkimer (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Herkimer.
 
Regarding General Herkimer Takes Command. 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. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Herkimer Takes Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. General Herkimer Takes Command Marker
General Herkimer Takes Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. General Herkimer Takes Command Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along North Main Street. The red brick building, just across Court Street, is the Herkimer County Historical Society.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. General Herkimer Takes Command Marker
View of the historic marker looking east along Court Street. The red stone building in the far background has a marker for Fort Dayton visibly affixed to its outside wall.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
6. General Herkimer Takes Command Marker
View of the historic marker situated in front of the Herkimer County Courthouse at the northwest corner of the courthouse front yard.
General Herkimer Takes Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
7. General Herkimer Takes Command Marker
View of the historic marker in front of the courthouse and on the southeast corner of the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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