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

Missionary’s Quarters

Fort Stanwix National Monument

 
 
Missionary’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
1. Missionary’s Quarters Marker
Inscription.
While missionaries generally went into Indian lands simply with a desire to spread the word of the Christian God and to do good works, the American Revolution involved them in political missions as well. Both the Americans and the British used their missionaries in attempts to sway the Indians to one side or another by mixing politics into their religious messages.

The most influential American missionaries in the Mohawk Valley was the Reverend Samuel Kirkland, who ministered to the Oneida Indians. While in the area, he was headquartered at Fort Stanwix. He reported to Congress on Indian affairs and served as Chaplain to the garrison. This room represents the type of quarters Kirkland might have lived in when he stayed at the fort.

. . . Arrived at Oneida . . . In this visit to the Indians, find them more divided in their sentiments to the cause of liberty, & Enemies to the free & united States of America do certainly increase among them.”
      Journal of Rev. Samuel Kirkland, October 6th and 7th, 1776
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 12.627′ N, 75° 27.31′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from Black River Blvd.
Missionary’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
2. Missionary’s Quarters Marker
(New York State Route 26), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Stanwix. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 E Park Street, Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suttler (here, next to this marker); Visiting Officers’ Lodging (here, next to this marker); Artillerymen (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers’ Quarters: Casemate (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers’ Quarters: Barracks Building (a few steps from this marker); Junior Officers’ Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Guard Duty (within shouting distance of this marker); Family Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
More about this marker. A picture on the marker depicts Rev. Kirkland speaking with an Indian in his quarters in Fort Stanwix.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanwix National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers at Fort Stanwix image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
3. Markers at Fort Stanwix
There are several markers at this location. The Missionary’s Quarters marker is seen here on the right.
Inside the Missionary’s Quarters at Fort Stanwix image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
4. Inside the Missionary’s Quarters at Fort Stanwix
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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