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

Site of The Battle of Oriskany

August 6, 1777

 

—Historic New York —

 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
1. Site of The Battle of Oriskany Marker
New York State has erected several markers identical to this one at various locations in this part of the state.
Inscription.
Oriskany Battlefield
(Eight miles west of Utica)

          The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodies engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as they were marching to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome). General Nicholas Herkimer, though wounded, rallied his forces and directed the fight until the enemy fled.

          Defeated at Oriskany and unable to force the surrender of Fort Stanwix, the British retreated to Canada. These reverses, with their defeat at Saratoga, thwarted Burgoyne's plan to divide the colonies by conquering New York
 
Erected 1961 by New York State Education Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.01′ N, 74° 48.155′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on NY Thruway (U.S. I-90), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Iroquois Travel Plaza on the New York Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herkimer Little-Falls Area (about 400 feet away,
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By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
2. Site of The Battle of Oriskany Marker
measured in a direct line); General Nicholas Herkimer (approx. one mile away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (approx. one mile away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (approx. one mile away); The Bateau (approx. one mile away); From This Point (approx. one mile away); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (approx. one mile away); Herkimer Home State Historic Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Site of The Battle of Oriskany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
3. Site of The Battle of Oriskany Marker
Site of The Battle of Oriskany image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
4. Site of The Battle of Oriskany
The Battle of Oriskany actually took place about 35 miles west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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