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

Site of The Battle of Oriskany

August 6, 1777

 

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By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2007
1. Historic New York - Site of The Battle of Oriskany
The Mohawk River is seen in the background just beyond the historic marker.
Inscription.
Historic New York
Site of The Battle of Oriskany,
August 6, 1777
Oriskany Battlefield
(Eight miles west of Utica)
The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodies engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as they were marching to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome). General Nicholas Herkimer, though wounded, rallied his forces and directed the fight until the enemy fled. Defeated at Oriskany and unable to force the surrender of Fort Stanwix, the British retreated to Canada. These reverses, with their defeat at Saratoga, thwarted Burgoyne's plan to divide the colonies by conquering New York
 
Erected 1961 by Education Department & Department of Public Works.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.563′ N, 74° 23.91′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Thruway Westbound (Interstate 90 at milepost 184), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the rest area, two miles west of Fultonville on I-90 (New York State Thruway) westbound. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
2. Site of The Battle of Oriskany Marker
The State of New York has erected several markers identical to this one at various locations in this part of the state.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herkimer Home - 1764 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mohawk Area (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mohawk Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Volkert Veeder (approx. half a mile away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caughnawaga (approx. 0.8 miles away); Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
More about this marker. General Nicholas Herkimer, who commanded the Tryon Militia and was mortally wounded during the Battle of Oriskany, had built his house near here in 1764 (see nearby marker).
 
Additional keywords. Mohawk Valley Oriskany Stanwix Herkimer Burgoyne
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
3. Site of The Battle of Oriskany Marker
Site of The Battle of Oriskany image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
4. Site of The Battle of Oriskany
The Battle of Oriskany was fought about 30 miles west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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