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Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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— 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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Inscription.  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.

Near this spot
on the night of August 5, 1777,
General Herkimer
at the head of his column
made his final camp
before the Battle of Oriskany.
From this point
his runners were dispatched
to Fort Stanwix

 
Erected 1912 by by the Oneida Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Utica. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 43° 9.402′ N, 75° 19.893′ W. Marker is in Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Utica Street near River Street. This historical marker
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is located in a small, narrow, community park, bonded by Utica Street to the south and Park Avenue to the north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 Utica Street, Oriskany NY 13424, 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. Site of Woolen Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oriskany War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Summit Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Preserving a Memorial Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); To The Unknown Patriotic Soldiers of Tryon County (approx. 2.2 miles away); General Herkimer's Troops (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ambush Started Here (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
 
Regarding Near This Spot. 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.
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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View of the historical marker looking northwest along Park Avenue.
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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View of the historical marker looking west along Utica Street and Park Avenue.
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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View of the historical marker looking east along Utica Street and Park Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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