Near Oriskany in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by State of New York.
Location. 43° 10.642′ N, 75° 22.166′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Memorial Drive (New York State Route 69). Touch for map. The Rally marker is in Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site which is located at 7801 New York State Route 69. Memorial Drive is essentially the driveway into the State Historic Site from Route 69. The marker is located on the northeast side of the tall stone Oriskany Battlefield Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7801 State Route 69, Oriskany NY 13424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Clash of Cultures (a few steps from this marker); Alliances Drawn (a few steps from this marker); Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought (a few steps from this marker); The Oriskany Battle Monument (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); In the Valley homes was great mourning Relief for Fort Stanwix (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
Regarding The Rally.
Considered to be a significant turning point in the War of Independence, the Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, has been described as one of the bloodiest battles of the war. A monument was dedicated on August 6, 1884, to serve as a memorial to those who fought so bravely and tenaciously to preserve freedom. Oriskany Battlefied was designated a New York State historic site in 1927. In recognition of the site's exceptional historic value, the battlefield was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963. Today, visitors to the battlefield can walk the site, read a series of interpretive signs, and visit a historic encampment during special events. In August 1777, while the British were attacking Fort Stanwix, Brigadier General Nicholas Herkimer assembled 800 militiamen, supported by 60
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Also see . . .
1. Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site. Official New York State website (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. The Battle of Oriskany. Details of the Battle of Oriskany (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Nicholas Herkimer, St. Ledger, Fort Stanwix, Fort Schuyler, Sir John Johnson, Colonel Peter Gansevoort, Tories, Colonel
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 766 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.