Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle
Stars & Stripes
First Flew In Battle
Above the Southwest Bastion
Here Aug 2d to 22d Col. Peter Gansevoort's New York & Massachusetts Continentals successfully withstood a siege by British Regulars, Hessians, Mohawk Valley Tories & Indians under Lt. Col. Barry St. Leger - Lt. Col. Marinus Willett Aug. 6th conducting the sortie to relieve the enemy pressure upon Gen. Nicholas Herkimer's militia ambushed in Oriskany's Forest.
1758 - Fort erected to protect the Great Oneida Carrying Place from the French.
1768 - Famous Boundary Line Treaty here negotiated.
1784 - Treaty of Peace with the Indians.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Notable Events • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1902.
Location. 43° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 North James Street, 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. Christopher P. Destito (here, next to this marker); The Empire State Trail at Rome (here, next to this marker); Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gateway between East and West.... (within shouting distance of this marker); Walking on an ancient trail... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Community... (about 400 feet away); Futile Approach (about 500 feet away); Unknown Soldiers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
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. American Flag History. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY. This link provides access to a Site on a Revolutionary War Road Trip. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Fort Stanwix. This link provides access to information regarding both Fort Stanwix and the first use of the stars and stripes in battle, that is provided by the New York State Military Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.