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Unadilla in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lost Peace

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By Frank Harder Sr., December 12, 2015
1. The Lost Peace Marker
Inscription. This area was once the gathering place for Tories and Indians bent on the destruction of American frontier settlements. In 1777, General Nicholas Herkimer met with Chief Joseph Brant and discussed a peace which might have ended the bloody raids on the Mohawk Valley. Brant was not intimidated by Herkimer's large escort of Tryon County militia, but instead challenged the Americans, saying that he was "ready for war." Herkimer returned north but the two met again, on the bloody battlefield of Oriskany.

After Oriskany, in 1779, American forces destroyed the Indian villages--real towns of stone houses with glass windows and brick chimneys--and burned the corn. This left the Iroquois homeless and starving--the unfortunate victims in a white man's war. The result was a migration of the Senecas and many of their Iroquois brothers to Canada.
 
Erected 1969 by State of New York Education Department and the New York State Transportation Department.
 
Location. 42° 19.543′ N, 75° 17.415′ W. Marker is in Unadilla, New York, in Otsego County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 88 0.7 miles south of New York 357 (New York State Route 357). Touch for map. Unadilla Rest Stop This marker is located on the grounds

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By Scott J. Payne, March 12, 2016
2. The Lost Peace Marker
of I-88 Rest Area - Eastbound. Can be found facing the entrance to the rest area building. Marker is in this post office area: Unadilla NY 13849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Andrew Mann Inn (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sidney Plains (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Unadilla (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 6.6 miles away); Site of Office and Residence Of First Doctor (approx. 11.6 miles away); Site Of The First Log Cabin (approx. 11.7 miles away); Unadilla Region (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Lost Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, March 12, 2016
3. The Lost Peace Marker
Typical landscape of the area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Frank Harder Sr. of Dumfries, Virginia. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Frank Harder Sr. of Dumfries, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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