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

Battle of Chemung

 
 
Battle of Chemung Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 19, 2013
1. Battle of Chemung Marker
Inscription. General Sullivan's troops were attacked by Indians posted on this ridge. A valorous charge led by Colonel Hubley drove the Indians to the swamp a quarter mile west. The American dead were conveyed to Tioga and buried at Fort Sullivan.

(Reverse Side)
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779
An expedition against the hostile Indian Nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania extending westward the dominion of the Unities States.
 
Erected 1929 by State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians marker series.
 
Location. 42° 1.687′ N, 76° 41.275′ W. Marker is near Chemung, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on 1547 County Road 60 (County Route 60) west of Interstate 86, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chemung NY 14825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers of the American Revolution (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Soldiers of the American Revolution

Battle of Chemung Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 19, 2013
2. Battle of Chemung Reverse Side
Armies of Sullivan and Clinton, similar to other markers in state about Sullivan's Trail and Battles with Native Americans in 1779
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Chemung (approx. 1.3 miles away); Line Occupied - Rifle Corps (approx. 1.5 miles away); Line of Rude Breastworks (approx. 1.7 miles away); Newtown Battlefield (approx. 1.7 miles away); This Ridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Knoll Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1.
The marker states it was erected in 1929, but it appeared that the marker was only placed here recently and the plaques were polished. I am guessing the marker was moved to this location due to the recent construction of Interstate 86 and realignment of the local roads.
    — Submitted July 23, 2013, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Battle of Chemung Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
3. Battle of Chemung Monument
Battle of Chemung Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 19, 2013
4. Battle of Chemung Marker
Interstate 86 or Route 17 is on the right of the photo.
Battle of Chemung Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 19, 2013
5. Battle of Chemung Marker
Battle of Chemung Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
6. Battle of Chemung Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2013, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2013, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2013, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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