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Groveland Ambuscade Monument

 
 
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Front image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
1. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Front
Inscription.  
Sacred
to the memory of
Lieut. Thomas Boyd
and
Sergt. Michael Parker
who were captured and
afterward tortured
and killed.
———————
Afar their bones may lie, but here their patriot blood baptized the land for aye and widened freedom's flood.

[right] We remembered and we honor them. 15 September 1979.

[back] Sacred to the memory of Hanyerry, a loyal Oneida chief. Sergt. Nicholas Hungerman. Privates Benjamin Curtin, William Faughey, James McElroy, William Harvey, John Putnam, John Conrey, John Miller, and seven others, names unknown who fell and were buried here. Benjamin Wheeler.
[plaque] Oneida Indian Lt. Han Yost, Thaosagwat, was killed at this site on September 13, 1779 while acting as a guide for Lt. Boyd's scouting party. His brother's name, Hanyerry, was mistakenly placed on the monument.

[left] Nov 1901 erected by the Livingston County Historical Society. Scene of the massacre after a desparate and heroic struggle of Lieut. Thomas Boyd's scouting party of Gen. Sullivan's army by an ambuscade of British and Indians under
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Right image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
2. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Right
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Butler and Brant. Sept. 13, 1779.
 
Erected 1901 by Livingston County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1779.
 
Location. 42° 43.025′ N, 77° 43.657′ W. Marker is in Groveland, New York, in Livingston County. Memorial can be reached from David Gray Hill Road ¾ mile east of Barber Hill Road. There are NYS directional signs at nearby intersections. The town strongly discourages using the steep unpaved portion of David Gray Hill Road, which was closed when I visited. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geneseo NY 14454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Groveland Ambuscade Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ambuscade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Military Route (approx. ¾ mile away); Groveland Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Conesus Amusement Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Conesus Amusement Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gravesite of Captain Daniel Shays (approx. 2.7 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveland.
 
Also see . . .
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Back image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
3. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Back
Including a correction plaque.

1. Boyd and Parker Ambush - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. The Groveland Ambuscade - Groveland Town Historian. (Submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Left image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
4. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Left
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
5. Groveland Ambuscade Monument
Approaching the monument. There are 46 wooden steps ahead.
Groveland Ambuscade Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
6. Groveland Ambuscade Monument Marker
View is southward.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
7. Groveland Ambuscade Monument
View is northward towards the parking area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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