Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
To The Unknown Patriotic Soldiers of Tryon County
Who Under The Leadership Of
Colonel Ebenezer Cox...Colonel Jacob Klock
Colonel Peter Bellinger...Colonel Frederick Visscher
— Herkimer —
Through the bloody Battle of Oriskany and here on August 6, 1777,
Checked St. Leger's advance upon Albany, administering the first defeat to the
Advancing columns of Burgoyne. Their patriotic sacrifices are commemorated by
The Mohawk Valley Historic Association in the erection of this monument.
Oriskany - Chapter
Daughters - American - Revolution
- A Tribute To -
Col. John W. Vrooman
Who federated the counties of
Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery,
Scdharie, and Schenectady into
The Mohawk Valley
Which led through popular subscription
to the purchase of this 48 acres
and the erection of the memorial
monument to the unknown dead
Erected By The
Organized with the
special object of making a
- of the -
Erected 1928 by The Mohawk Valley Historic Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Native Americans • Notable Places • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 10.508′ N, 75° 22.03′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Rome Oriskany Road (New York State Route 69) 0.4 miles east of Monument Road, on the left when traveling east. 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. Preserving a Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); General Herkimer's Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush Started Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Military Road (about 400 feet away); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (about 500 feet Aftermath of a Tragedy (about 600 feet away); Near This Spot (about 600 feet away); The Rally (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.