Cherry Valley in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cherry Valley Massacre
Sacred to the Memory
Of Those who Died by
In the Destruction of this Village
At the Hands of the Indians & Tories
Under Brant & Butler,
Nov. 11. AD. 1778
Location. 42° 47.637′ N, 74° 45.366′ W. Marker is in Cherry Valley, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on Alden Street. Touch for map. Marker is within the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Alden Street in the village. Marker is in this post office area: Cherry Valley NY 13320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherry Valley Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant Wormuth Killed (approx. 2.5 miles away); General James Clinton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Camp and Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Indian Trail and Military Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Church (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherry Valley.
Regarding Cherry Valley Massacre. Soldiers killed the day of the Massacre;
Ichabod Alden Thomas Sheldon Beig Worsley Thomas
Thomas Noles Enos Blakely
Soldiers captured the day of the massacre:
Lt. Col William Stacy Andrew Garret Abraham Engle Lt. col Aaron Holde Suzer DeBeaver and 10 others
182 residents escaped death and captivity that fateful day.
32 inhabitants and 16 soldiers were reported killed in the November 11th massacre. Other historical sources put the death toll at 77.
Celebration of the Unveiling of the Cherry Valley Monument,
August 15, 1877.
From the Cherry Valley Gazette:
"...the Monument is eight feet high, seven long and five wide. The base is granite. This is surmounted by the finest American marble. The weight of the Monument, apart form the foundation, is about twenty tons. It stands directly over the trench, wherein were deposited the remains of those who fell in the Massacre. On the four sides are found the words, Cherry Valley, Oriskany, Frontenac, and Durlagh.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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