Victor in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 Dyagodiyu, The Place of a Battle
As soon as the Women and Children were fled, their fired there owne Castles and all the Men being gon to convey them away except a hundred in a small Fort who had sent out spyes and received information that the French were upon there march towards them, they sent forthwith Messengers to them that were conveying the Women and Children and desired the assistance of as many of their young Men as could conveniently bee spared to turn back and face the French and give battle; whereupon 350 turned back and joyned with the hundred, butt being all young Men, were so eager to fall on, that the Officers could not bring them in a posture to engage, they went out about halfe a league from the Castle, on a small hill, and there stayed for the French army, butt the officers could not persuade them to be in order there neither, all being so firey to engage....
Recorded by Robert Livingston,
Secretary for Indian Affairs
August 6, 1687
 Dyagodiyu, The Place of a Battle
On the morrow, we marched in battle
Rev. Francois Vachon
L'Abbe de Belmont
July 14, 1687
 Dayagodiyu, The Place of a Battle
As soon as the Indians residing at the village received intelligence of their approach, they sent news to the inhabitants of the neighboring town of Gah-a-yan-duk. On being reinforced by them, they met the Frech as they advanced towards the former village and a severe battle ensued. On account of their inferior numbers, the Indians were defeated, and fled to a village then located near the foot of Canadaigua Lake. The French advanced, burned the village, and laid waste the adjacent cornfields.... Runners having been despatched by the Senecas to their principal towns...a large force was soon collected to defend the village, and capture the French.... They immediately
 Dyagodiyu, Place of a Battle
As the French and their Indian allies advanced nearly 3,000 strong on Gannagaro, the Seneca prepared an ambush. They placed about one hundred men at Fort Hill to draw the French forward while eight hundred youths waited in two bodies in a swamp and in a ravine near the pathway below. Seneca witnesses would later say their young warriors misttok the advance column for the main body of the French and fire prematurely. A bloody skirmish ensued during which some of the advance party fled in panic. When Denonville brought up his troops to join the fray, the Seneca were forced to retreat. The French army encamped on a height opposite the town that evening and entered unopposed the following day, July 14, 1687.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans.
Location. 42° 57.963′ N, 77° 24.847′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boughton Hill Road (County Route 41) and Victor Holcomb Road (New York State Route 444). Markers are at Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gano'so:d (about 500 feet away); Gannagaro (about 500 feet away); Palisades (about 600 feet away); Gahayanduk (about 800 feet away); Jikonhsaseh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's Rights (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
Also see . . . Ganondagan - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Includes link for the Trail Map. (Submitted on November 17, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 17, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.