Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr.
Colonel in the Continental Army. Served in Canada with Montgomery in 1775 in campaign against Quebec. Successfully defended Fort Stanwix in 1777 against the allied British and Indian forces under St. Leger, preventing their junction with Burgoyne at Saratoga. He took part in the campaign of 1779 under General Sullivan. He was in active command at the outbreak of the War of 1812 and died July 2, 1812 at the age of sixty three years.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1862.
Location. 43° 12.753′ N, 75° 27.311′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on North James Street south of East Court Street, on the left when traveling south. This historical marker/monument is situated in the center of the community park (public square) that is located in front of the County Courthouse to the north and the Rome Historical Society to the east and a large church constructed of red stone to the south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceBritish Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Rome Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rome (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Soldiers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Futile Approach (about 400 feet away); Unrealized Expectations (about 600 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
Also see . . .
1. Peter Gansevoort. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, (sculpture). Smithsonian Institution art inventory (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. 6. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.