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General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot

 

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

 
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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.

General Herkimer
marched past this spot
on his way to Fort Stanwix,
on August 5, 1777.
He was brought back wounded
over this same road
on the evening of
the following day.

 
Erected 1912 by the Utica Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 10.)
 
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° 6.278′ N, 75° 13.598′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Whitesboro Street east of Burchard Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown district, near the Mohawk River front area, close to where North Genesee Street begins to starts to cross the river. Marker is in this post office area: Utica NY 13501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
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Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
line); Utica (about 600 feet away); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (about 600 feet away); Bagg's Tavern (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (about 600 feet away); At This Point (approx. 1.3 miles away); On August 5, 1777 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Whitestown (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker was replaced and rededicated by the Oneida Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Utica, on August 6, 2006.
 
Regarding General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot. 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.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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Close-up view of the Daughters of the American Revolution inscription on the stone monument portion of the historical marker.
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. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
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View of the historical marker looking west along Whitesboro Street.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
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View of the historical marker looking east along Whitesboro Street.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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