Near Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Newtown
Sunday August 29, 1779 was fought
The Battle of Newtown
Continental troops commanded by
Major General John Sullivan
and combined force of
Tories and Indians under
Colonel John Butler
avenging the massacres of
Wyoming and Cherry Valley
destroying the Iroquois Confederacy
ending attacks on our settlements
and thereby opening
westward the pathway of civilization
erected by the State of New York
John A. Dix
Thomas F. Conway
Edwin A. Merritt, Jr.
John F. Murtaugh
Senator Forty-First District
Robert P. Bush
Assemblyman Chemung County
Charles E. Treman
Duncan W. Peck
Superintendents of Public Works
Erected 1912 by the State of New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1779.
Location. 42° 2.724′ N, 76° 44.006′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newtown Battlefield Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagstaffs - Newtown Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Sullivan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Civil Rights Victory (about 300 feet away); Newtown Battlefield State Park (about 400 feet away); The Sullivan Campaign (about 400 feet away); Fire on the Frontier - 1778 (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of NewtownDivided Peoples (about 400 feet away); Newtown (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Newtown Battlefield by Markers
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Newton. The Battle of Newtown (August 29, 1779), was a major battle of the Sullivan Expedition, an armed offensive led by General John Sullivan that was ordered by the Continental Congress to end the threat of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Sullivan Expedition. The Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, led by Major General John Sullivan and Brigadier General James Clinton was an extended systematic military campaign against Loyalists ("Tories") and the four Amerindian nations of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. It occurred mainly in the lands of the Iroquois Confederacy, which is today the heartland of New York State. (Submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. John Sullivan. John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 – January 23, 1795) was an American General in the Revolutionary War, a delegate in the Continental Congress, Governor (Submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. John Butler. John Butler (1728–1796) was a Loyalist who led an irregular militia unit known as Butler's Rangers on the northern frontier in the American Revolutionary War. He led Seneca and Cayuga forces in the Saratoga campaign. (Submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Joseph Brant. Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (March 1743 – November 24, 1807) was a Mohawk military and political leader, based in present-day New York, who was closely associated with Great Britain during and after the American Revolution. (Submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 11. submitted on January 19, 2015.