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

British Trenches

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. British Trenches Marker
Inscription.
During the Siege
— of —
Fort Stanwix
Aug. 2-22, 1777
——— • ———
The British dug their
zigzag trenches or
approaches, directed
against the northwest
bastion, across the site
of this park.
————

 
Erected 1928 by Rome Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 12.747′ N, 75° 27.329′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of North James Street and East Park Street, on the left when traveling south on North James Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the southwest corner of the community park (public square) that is located in front of the County Courthouse to the north and the Rome Historical Society to the east and a large church constructed of red stone to the south. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Rome (within shouting distance of this marker); Rome Court House (within shouting
British Trenches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. British Trenches Marker
distance of this marker); Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unknown Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Futile Approach (about 300 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away); Surgeon’s Day Room (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
British Trenches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. British Trenches Marker
View of the historical marker looking northeast along the walking path that leads into the center of the public square. In the background is the building that houses the Rome Historical Society.
British Trenches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. British Trenches Marker
View of the historical marker with a large, red stone, church structure in the background.
British Trenches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. British Trenches Marker
Another, more distant view of the historical marker with a large, red stone, church structure in the background. The Fort Stanwix National Historic Site is located just beyond the church building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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