Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield
The story of the battlefield reflects the subtlety and depth of human experience as British Loyalists with their Seneca and Mohawk sympathizers ambushed colonists and their Oneida allies, each side determined to defend its values and way of life to the death. It was here, on August 6, that the British Campaign of 1777, a strategic effort to isolate New England from the rest of the colonies, began to fail.
The British Campaign of 1777
The British invasion of New York in 1777 attempted to separate the New England colonies from the southern colonies. General John Burgoyne would move south through the Champlain Valley from Canada, while General Barry St.Leger would move west up the St.Lawrence River to Fort Ontario at Oswego and then east along the Mohawk. Clinton's army would strike northward up the Hudson Valley from New York City, meeting the others at Albany.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1884.
Location. 43° 10.628′ N, 75° 22.199′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Rome Oriskany Road, 0.4 miles east of Monument Road. This historic marker is located at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site park, at the back edge of the parking lot, along the walking path that leads to the Oriskany Battlefield Memorial Monument. 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. Relief for Fort Stanwix (here, next to this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (here, next to this marker); Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought The Rally (within shouting distance of this marker); A Clash of Cultures (within shouting distance of this marker); Alliances Drawn (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Valley homes was great mourning (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Near This Spot (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on March 1, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.