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Groveland in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Groveland Ambuscade Monument

 
 
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Front image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
1. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Front
Inscription.
Sacred
to the memory of
Lieut. Thomas Boyd
and
Sergt. Michael Parker
who were captured and
afterward tortured
and killed.
———————
Afar their bones may lie, but here their patriot blood baptized the land for aye and widened freedom's flood.

[right] We remembered and we honor them. 15 September 1979.

[back] Sacred to the memory of Hanyerry, a loyal Oneida chief. Sergt. Nicholas Hungerman. Privates Benjamin Curtin, William Faughey, James McElroy, William Harvey, John Putnam, John Conrey, John Miller, and seven others, names unknown who fell and were buried here. Benjamin Wheeler.
[plaque] Oneida Indian Lt. Han Yost, Thaosagwat, was killed at this site on September 13, 1779 while acting as a guide for Lt. Boyd's scouting party. His brother's name, Hanyerry, was mistakenly placed on the monument.

[left] Nov 1901 erected by the Livingston County Historical Society. Scene of the massacre after a desparate and heroic struggle of Lieut. Thomas Boyd's scouting party of Gen. Sullivan's army by an ambuscade of British and Indians under Butler and Brant. Sept. 13, 1779.
 
Erected 1901 by Livingston County Historical Society.
 
Marker series.
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Right image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
2. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Right
This marker is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians marker series.
 
Location. 42° 43.025′ N, 77° 43.657′ W. Marker is in Groveland, New York, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from David Gray Hill Road mile east of Barber Hill Road. Touch for map. There are NYS directional signs at nearby intersections. The town strongly discourages using the steep unpaved portion of David Gray Hill Road, which was closed when I visited. Marker is in this post office area: Geneseo NY 14454, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Groveland Ambuscade Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Route (approx. mile away); Conesus Amusement Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gravesite of Captain Daniel Shays (approx. 2.7 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kelleman Log Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Military Route (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Boyd and Parker Ambush - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. The Groveland Ambuscade - Groveland Town Historian. (Submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Back image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
3. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Back
Including a correction plaque.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Left image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
4. Groveland Ambuscade Monument - Left
Groveland Ambuscade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
5. Groveland Ambuscade Monument
Approaching the monument. There are 46 wooden steps ahead.
Groveland Ambuscade Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
6. Groveland Ambuscade Monument Marker
View is southward.
Groveland Ambuscade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
7. Groveland Ambuscade Monument
View is northward towards the parking area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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