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The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army

 

40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
1. The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker
Inscription. 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution.

The rear guard of
General Herkimers Army
Encamped
Along the highway
Near this spot on August 5, 1777,
The night before
The Battle of Oriskany


 
Erected 1912 by Fort Schuyler Chapter, Sons of the Revolution, of Utica. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Herkimer''s 40 Mile March marker series.
 
Location. 43° 7.248′ N, 75° 17.386′ W. Marker is in Whitesboro, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Main Street west of Victory Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large cut stone slab that is located on the north side of the street, in front of the Dunham Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Main Street, Whitesboro NY 13492, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitestown (within shouting distance of this marker); On August 5, 1777
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By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
2. The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Near This Spot (approx. 3.3 miles away); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Woolen Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (approx. 3.5 miles away); Utica (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bagg's Tavern (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Regarding The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army. This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers that mark the 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix, that resulted in the Battle of Oriskany. Some historians believe that this battle, fought between Herkimer's Patriots with his Oneida allies and St. Leger's Loyalists with their Indian allies, was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Oriskany Battlefield, Oriskany, NY -- A Site on a Revolutionary. 40-mile route taken by General Herkimer, August 3-6, 1777 for
The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
3. The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker
View of the historical marker situated in front of the Dunham Public Library.
the relief of Fort Stanwix. (Submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
4. The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker
View looking east, along Main Street, in the direction that General Herkimer's Army came from Fort Dayton and Fort Herkimer.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2010
5. The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army Marker
View looking west, along Main Street, in the direction that General Herkimer's Army was taking towards Fort Stanwix and the site of the Oriskany Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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