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

From This Point

 

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

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
1. From This Point 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.

From this point
General Nicholas Herkimer,
known as General Herkimer,
started August 3, 1777,
to take command of
the men who assembled
in answer to his call to fight
in defense of the Mohawk Valley.

 
Erected 1912 by German-American Alliance of the State of New York. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Herkimers 40 Mile March marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.678′ N, 74° 48.95′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from State Route 169 (New York State Route 169) east of General Herkimer Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Herkimer Home State Historic Site, directly behind the northeast corner of the Herkimer house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State Route 169, Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion
From This Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
2. From This Point Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
(a few steps from this marker); The Bateau (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palatines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 300 feet away); In Memory of the Men (about 300 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away); Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Regarding From This Point. 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.
From This Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
3. From This Point Marker

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
From This Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
4. From This Point Marker
View of the historical marker with the Mohawk River Valley in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
5. From This Point Marker
View of the historical marker behind the northeast corner of the Herkimer house.
From This Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
6. From This Point Marker
A more distant view of the historical marker seen behind the northeast corner of the Herkimer house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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