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Near Union Springs in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Routes of the Armies

General John Sullivan and General James Clinton

— 1779 —

 
 
Routes of the Armies Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2020
1. Routes of the Armies Marker
Inscription.  
front face
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States.

rear face
Goi-O-Gouen
The Cayuga castle capital of the Cayuga nation and outlying villages extended from this spot eastwardly on the Great Gully to Scipioville and Mapleton. Here in 1656 labored the Jesuit missionaries Chaumanot and Menard later Le Moyne, De Carheil and Raffeix. They built here the first house of Christian worship west of Onondaga. Hither came also the Moravian missionaries Cammerhoff and Zeisberger first, later Sir William Johnson. The Cayuga reservations were here the last Cayugas and Tuscaroras departed about 1800.

The Cayuga castle and near-by towns were taken and destroyed by a detachment from General Sullivan's army commanded by Lieut. Col. William Butler on September 22-23, 1779
 
Erected 1929 by State of New York.
 
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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 22, 1779.
 
Location. 42° 48.597′ N, 76° 42.05′ W. Marker is near Union Springs, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker is on New York State Route 90, 0.1 miles north of Great Gully Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union Springs NY 13160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cayuga Castle (here, next to this marker); Missionaries To The Cayuga (a few steps from this marker); Indian Mound (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cayuga Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Frontenac (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Quarries (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Irving (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zobedia Alleman (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Springs.
 
Routes of the Armies Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2020
2. Routes of the Armies Marker
Routes of the Armies Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2020
3. Routes of the Armies Marker
Monument Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2020
4. Monument Site
Marker stands in a cluster of four markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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