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Bernhards Bay in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Legerís Army

 
 
St. Legerís Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
1. St. Legerís Army Marker
Inscription.
Over this water route
St. Legerís
Army

passed to invest
Fort Stanwix
July 29 1777

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 14.547′ N, 75° 55.527′ W. Marker is in Bernhards Bay, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is on New York State Route 49 west of County Route 17, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernhards Bay NY 13028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Bernhard (within shouting distance of this marker); Kempwyk (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frenchmanís Island (approx. 3.3 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Grave of Capt. Adj. George Marsden (approx. 7.3 miles away); Congregational Church - 1814 (approx. 7.7 miles away); Childhood Home (approx. 10.7 miles away); John Leach (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
St. Legerís Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
2. St. Legerís Army Marker
Marker on Oneida Lake image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
3. Marker on Oneida Lake
The British army under Gen. Barry St. Leger's traveled from Fort Ontario on Lake Ontario down the Oswego River and into the Oneida Lake (seen in the background) on their march to Albany.
Marker in Bernhards Bay image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
4. Marker in Bernhards Bay
Fort Stanwix image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
5. Fort Stanwix
In the summer of 1777, Gen. Barry St. Leger led an army through the Mohawk Valley to meet up with Gens. Howe and Burgoyne in Albany, in an effort to seize control of New York State. He was stopped at Fort Stanwix, about 26 miles to the east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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