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Sharon Springs in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp of Cedar Swamp

 
 
Camp of Cedar Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
1. Camp of Cedar Swamp Marker
Inscription.
July 10, 1781, Tory Captain
Dockstader with 500 Indians
were routed here by Capt.
Willett and Battle of Sharon
occurred just west of here

 
Erected 1939 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 46.912′ N, 74° 35.586′ W. Marker is in Sharon Springs, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on U.S. 20 0.1 miles west of Gilberts Corners Road (County Route 34), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the highway, on the north side, but can be difficult to see in the summer due to surrounding trees, shrubs, vines and weeds. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon Springs NY 13459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lehman Block (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rockville (approx. 1.6 miles away); Town of Sharon (approx. 1.7 miles away); James Mereness (approx. 3.8 miles away); Flint Homesite (approx. 6 miles away); Rock-House (approx. 6.9 miles away); Burial Place (approx. 7.3 miles away); Carlisle Grove Seminary (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharon Springs.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp.
Once Doxtader entered the trap, Willett ordered his men to open fire. The devastating
Camp of Cedar Swamp Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
2. Camp of Cedar Swamp Marker (wide view)
fire tore into Doxtader's men. McKean then hit Doxtader's flank while Willett ordered the rest of his men forward "with bullet and bayonet." Doxtader was able to offer some resistance but not for long. He soon broke contact and fled the area, leaving his dead and wounded and the plunder from Currytown. Of the American wounded, McKean was mortally wounded, dying a few days later. (Submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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