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

Site of the Battle of Oriskany

Historic New York

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 18, 2017
1. Site of the Battle of Oriskany Marker
Inscription.
Historic New York
Site Of The Battle Of Oriskany,
August 6, 1777
Oriskany Battlefield
(Eight miles west of Utica)
The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest 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 fighting 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.
Education Department State of New York 1981 Department of Public Works

 
Erected 1981 by State of New York Education Department, Department of Public Works.
 
Location. 43° 7.786′ N, 75° 31.916′ W. Marker is in Verona, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Interstate 90 3 miles east of New York State Route 365, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the text stop, eastbound I-90 after Exit 33. Marker is in this post office area: Verona NY 13478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Michael Herrick, October 18, 2017
2. Site of the Battle of Oriskany Marker
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oneida Country (here, next to this marker); Utica Area (approx. 5.9 miles away); Steuben Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Upper Landing Place (approx. 6.4 miles away); Historic Lower Landing Place (approx. 6 miles away); Fort Bull (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Fort Community... (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Gateway between East and West.... (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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