Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of The Battle of Oriskany
August 6, 1777
Historic New York
(Eight miles west of Utica)
The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodies engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as they were marching to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome). General Nicholas Herkimer, though wounded, rallied his forces and directed the fight until the enemy fled.
Defeated at Oriskany and unable to force the surrender of Fort Stanwix, the British retreated to Canada. These reverses, with their defeat at Saratoga, thwarted Burgoyne's plan to divide the colonies by conquering New York
Erected 1961 by New York State Education Department.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
Location. 43° 1.01′ N, 74° 48.155′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on NY Thruway (U.S. I-90), on the right when traveling westTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herkimer Little-Falls Area (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Nicholas Herkimer (approx. one mile away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (approx. one mile away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (approx. one mile away); The Bateau (approx. one mile away); From This Point (approx. one mile away); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (approx. one mile away); Herkimer Home State Historic Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.