Whitesboro in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army
— 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution.
General Herkimers Army
Along the highway
Near this spot on August 5, 1777,
The night before
The Battle of Oriskany
Erected 1912 by Fort Schuyler Chapter, Sons of the Revolution, of Utica. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 7.248′ N, 75° 17.386′ W. Marker is in Whitesboro, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Main Street west of Victory Parkway, on the right when traveling west. This historical marker is affixed to a Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Main Street, Whitesboro NY 13492, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 1,000 Feet East of Here (approx. 1.1 miles away); On August 5, 1777 (approx. 1½ miles away); James Schoolcraft Sherman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Summit Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Utica Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Regarding The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army. 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 . . . Oriskany Battlefield, Oriskany, NY. Revolutionary Day website entry:
40-mile route (Submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.