Near Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775, Nicholas sided with the rebellious Americans. On September 5, 1776, he was commissioned Brigadier General of the Tryon County Militia. Facing a British and Indian invasion of Tryon County, General Herkimer issued an Emergency Proclamation ordering the militia to prepare to march to the "defense of our country."
With 800 men, Herkimer set off to relieve Fort Schuyler, previously called Fort Stanwix. On August 6, 1777, they were ambushed in the woods. In the ensuing Battle of Oriskany, almost half of the militiamen were killed, wounded, or captured, but they held the battlefield, helping end the siege of Fort Schuyler.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1847.
Location. 43° 1.644′ N, 74° 49.023′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 169 east of General Herkimer Road. This historic marker is located in the Herkimer Home State Park, at the eastern edge of the parking lot, where the footpath that leads to the park visitor center and the Herkimer Homestead begins. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State Route 169, Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Men (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Nicholas Herkimer (within shouting distance of this marker); From This Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Herkimer Home. This is a link to information provided by Friends of Herkimer Home. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Herkimer Home State Historic Site(Submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Herkimer Home. This is a link to information provided by the "Revolutionary Day" website. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.