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

The Oriskany Battle Monument

 
 
The Oriskany Battle Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, November 15, 2002
1. The Oriskany Battle Monument Marker
Inscription. On August 6, 1877, the centennial commemorating the Battle of Oriskany was celebrated. Ex-Governor Horatio Seymour was the main speaker. At sunrise, salutes fired from the guns on the battlefield announced a glorious day. Every home in the village of Oriskany was decorated, and 70,000 people came to the celebration on foot, by wagon, horseback, carriage, boat and by rail. It was a day to remember!

Spurred on by the centennial festivities, funds for a monument were collected. This monument, erected from the stones of the dismantled Erie Canal weigh lock at Utica, was dedicated in 1884.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 43° 10.632′ N, 75° 22.176′ W. Marker was in Oriskany, New York, in Oneida County. Marker could be reached from Rome-Oriskany Road (New York State Route 69) 0.4 miles east of Monument Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker was located at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site park, in front of the southwest face of the Oriskany Battlefield Memorial Monument outside the metal fence. Marker was in this post office area: Oriskany NY 13424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought (here, next to this marker); The Rally
The Oriskany Battle Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, November 15, 2002
2. The Oriskany Battle Monument Marker
This small marker is seen at the right side of this photo in front of the metal fence surrounding the monument.
(a few steps from this marker); Relief for Fort Stanwix (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (within shouting distance of this marker); A Clash of Cultures (within shouting distance of this marker); Alliances Drawn (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Valley homes was great mourning (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oriskany.
 
Regarding The Oriskany Battle Monument. A drawing at the lower left shows a crowd on the undulating battlefield grounds, captioned, "Oriskany Centennial - The Oriskany Centennial celebration, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, August 25, 1877."

A photograph of the Dedication of the Oriskany Monument is shown at the lower right (See Photo #3).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Oriskany Battle Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, November 15, 2002
3. The Oriskany Battle Monument Dedication
<i>Oriskany Monument, Utica, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Photographic Co., circa 1905
4. Oriskany Monument, Utica, N.Y.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   4. submitted on March 7, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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