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Near Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Memory of the Men

 

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

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
1. In Memory of the Men 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.

To the memory of the men
who passed along this route
and fought with
General Nicholas Herkimer
on the Battle Field of Oriskany
August 6, 1777.

 
Erected 1912 by the Daughters of the American Revolution of the Caughnawaga Chapter of Fonda, the St. Johnsville Chapter St. Johnsville, and the Henderson Chapter of Jordanville. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimer''s 40 Mile March marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.653′ N, 74° 49.018′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from State Route 169 (New York State Route 169) east of General Herkimer Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Herkimer Home State Park, on a small rise next to the flag pole, in an area east of the parking lot, between the parking lot and the visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State Route 169, Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
In Memory of the Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
2. In Memory of the Men Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Herkimer ( a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley ( within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Nicholas Herkimer ( within shouting distance of this marker); From This Point ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion ( about 400 feet away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery ( about 400 feet away); The Bateau ( about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Regarding In Memory of the Men. 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.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
In Memory of the Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
3. In Memory of the Men Marker
In Memory of the Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
4. In Memory of the Men Marker
View of the historic marker next to the flag pole, with the visitor center in the background.
In Memory of the Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
5. In Memory of the Men Marker
View of the historic marker, on the small rise just east of the edge of the parking lot, next to the flag pole.
In Memory of the Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
6. In Memory of the Men Marker
View of the historic marker just left of the side walk that leads from the parking lot to the visitor center, and the Herkimer home beyond.
In Memory of the Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
7. In Memory of the Men Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on July 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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