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

Frenchmanís Island

 
 
Frenchmanís Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
1. Frenchmanís Island Marker
Inscription.
Camp site of Van Schaickís
expedition on return
from attack on Onondaga
April 22, 1779.

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 14.903′ N, 75° 59.38′ W. Marker is in Constantia, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is on George Street (New York State Route 49), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Constantia NY 13044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Legerís Army (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Bernhard (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kempwyk (approx. 4.1 miles away); Oliver Stevens (approx. 7.6 miles away); Near This Spot (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Brewerton (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Oliver Stevens (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Frenchmanís Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
2. Frenchmanís Island Marker
During the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign in April of 1779, Colonel Goose Van Schaick and 558 men destroyed the chief village of the Onondaga, also known as Onondaga Castle. Afterwards, they made camp at this location on Oneida Lake.
Frenchmanís Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2014
3. Frenchmanís Island Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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