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

The Military Road

 
 
The Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. The Military Road Marker
Inscription. Joseph Brant, familiar with the terrain, probably selected the place of ambush ~ where a small stream crossed the military road. The military road of 1777 was about ten rods north of the present highway.
 
Location. 43° 10.532′ N, 75° 22.121′ W. Marker is near Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Rome Oriskany Road (New York State Route 69) 0.4 miles east of Monument Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oriskany NY 13424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambush Started Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ambush: August 6, 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker); Aftermath of a Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Near This Spot (within shouting distance of this marker); General Herkimer's Troops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To The Unknown Patriotic Soldiers of Tryon County (about 400 feet away); Preserving a Memorial Park (about 400 feet away); The Oriskany Battle Monument (was about 700 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of a walking
The Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. The Military Road Marker
View looking east of historical marker in the right foreground of the picture, with a view of the ravine where the ambush took place in the background.
tour of the Oriskany Battlefield.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
3. The Military Road Marker
View looking east of the historical marker on the western edge of the ravine where the ambush took place. To the far left of the historical marker are the posts that show where the military road comes out of the ravine to the west. To the right of the historical marker is a view of the military road coming down into the ravine from the east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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