Fultonville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mohawk Valley
A Pristine Valley Becomes a Revolutionary Battlefield
The Valley and the War
The Mohawk Valley region played an important role during the Revolutionary War, which lasted from 1775 through 1783. Given the significance of the Mohawk Valley and the Hudson River in connecting New England colonies to the south, the British waged a three-pronged campaign for control of the area in 1777.
A Bloody Battle
The Battle of Oriskany - fought on August 6, 1777 on the south side of the Mohawk River - is considered to be the Revolutionary War's bloodiest battle. The British ultimately withdrew, but a high price was paid by the Patriots.
Continental Army General Nicholas Herkimer successfully and valiantly led American forces during the bloody Battle of Oriskany by halting the British advance down the Mohawk River. As a testament to his heroic legacy, the county just west of here bears his name.
Fort Stanwix National Monument -Rome - Site of bloody conflicts involving British, German, Loyalist, Canadian and Native American fighters
Old Stone Fort Museum - Schoharie - 1772 church
Fort Klock Historic Restoration - St. Johnsville - Colonial settlement with original 18th-and 19th-century buildings a National Historic Landmark
Cherry Valley Museum - Cherry Valley - This museum features Revolutionary War artifacts from the Cherry Valley Massacre of 1778.
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Location. 42° 55.005′ N, 74° 26.784′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from NY Thruway (Interstate 90), on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Mohawk Valley Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transportation is King / Modernization (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (a few steps from this marker); The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Bollards (within shouting distance of this marker); Dam. That's Not a Bridge? (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.