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Willett Bridge

Erected 1929

 
 
Willett Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
1. Willett Bridge Marker
Inscription.  At midnight Aug. 8, 1777, Fort Stanwix being invested by the British, Lieut. Col. Marinus Willett and Lieut. Stockwell threaded their way through the swamp then intervening, crossed the Mohawk River by means of a log, slipped between the hostile Indian encampments on the east bank and made their way circuitously through the forest to seek reinforcements for the Continental Garrison.
 
Erected 1929 by City of Rome, New York.
 
Location. 43° 12.49′ N, 75° 27.115′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Memorial is on East Dominick Street 0.2 miles east of Black River Boulevard (New York State Route 46), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted directly on the subject bridge railing, near the northeast corner of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rome's Italian Heritage (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary Battlefields (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water for the Garrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stanwix
Willett Bridge Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along East Dominick Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
2. Willett Bridge Marker
(wide view looking west along East Dominick Street)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers’ Quarters: Casemate (approx. ¼ mile away); Their voices heard... (approx. ¼ mile away); Missionary’s Quarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Suttler (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  Marinus Willett (Wikipedia). After the American defeat at Oriskany, Marinus Willett and another officer slipped through British lines down the Mohawk to Fort Dayton for help. They only took spontoons as weapons and whiskey, cheese, and crackers for food. At Fort Dayton he learned that Major General Schuyler had already dispatched a second relief force under the command of Benedict Arnold. Willett proceeded to Albany where he met with Arnold and then returned to Fort Dayton with Arnold's army. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Willett Bridge (<i>wide view looking south across bridge</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
3. Willett Bridge (wide view looking south across bridge)
Willett Bridge Construction Plaque<br>(<i>located at southwest corner of bridge</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
4. Willett Bridge Construction Plaque
(located at southwest corner of bridge)
Erected 1929
Arthur C. Tedd, Mayor
Harold G. Rice, Com. of Public Works
John J. Gawkins, City Engineer

Board of Estimate and Contract
Arthur G. Tedd • John J. Gawkins • Stewart E. Townsend, Jr.
James A Spargo, Sr., Lynn C. Butts • Francis J. Lawler

Clarence E. Gurley, Clerk
Daniel B. Luten, Designing Engineer
H.R. Beebe, Inc., Contractors
Willett Bridge Construction Plaque<br>(<i>wide view looking east along East Dominick Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
5. Willett Bridge Construction Plaque
(wide view looking east along East Dominick Street)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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