Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Near This Spot
— 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
Stood the beech tree,
Which during the Battle of Oriskany
Sheltered the wounded Gen. Herkimer
While he gave orders
That made Saratoga possible
And decided the fate of a nation.
Erected 1912 by Oriskany Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Oriskany, and the Sons of Oriskany of New York City. (Marker Number 14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 10.558′ N, 75° 22.147′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Rome Oriskany Road (New York State Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oriskany NY 13424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker); Aftermath of a Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush Started Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Relief for Fort Stanwix (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield (about 500 feet away); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (about 500 feet away); Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of a walking tour of the Oriskany Battlefield.
Regarding Near This Spot. This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers that mark the 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix, that resulted in the Battle of Oriskany. Some historians believe that this battle, fought between Herkimer's Patriots with his Oneida allies and St. Leger's Loyalists with their Indian allies, was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Oriskany.(Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. The Battle of Oriskany. This link is to a site that has a focus on the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Nicholas Herkimer Hero of Oriskany. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.