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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oriskany, New York

 
Clickable Map of Oneida County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Oneida County, NY (189) Herkimer County, NY (102) Lewis County, NY (19) Madison County, NY (76) Oswego County, NY (80) Otsego County, NY (84)  OneidaCounty(189) Oneida County (189)  HerkimerCounty(102) Herkimer County (102)  LewisCounty(19) Lewis County (19)  MadisonCounty(76) Madison County (76)  OswegoCounty(80) Oswego County (80)  OtsegoCounty(84) Otsego County (84)
Utica is the county seat for Oneida County
Oriskany is in Oneida County
      Oneida County (189)  
ADJACENT TO ONEIDA COUNTY
      Herkimer County (102)  
      Lewis County (19)  
      Madison County (76)  
      Oswego County (80)  
      Otsego County (84)  
 
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1New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — A Clash of Cultures
The out break of the Revolutionary War in 1775 inflamed existing divisions within the Mohawk Valley's European communities and eventually affected individuals as well as tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy of the Six Nations. Forced to choose sides . . . Map (db m54406) HM
2New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — A Final Attempt — 7th stop on the walking tour —
Down this valley, the Indians, realizing the battle had been turned in favor of the Patriots, began to yell their cry of retreat: "Oonah, oonah!" Vanishing into the valley as quickly as they had appeared, they would carry terror to the settlements . . . Map (db m32047) HM
3New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Aftermath of a TragedyOriskany Battlefield State Historic Site
After the Revolutionary War, Oriskany Battlefield’s landscape began to change dramatically. As New York’s frontier pushed westward, the impact of constructing new settlements, canals, railroads, and modern highways altered the battlefield’s . . . Map (db m75907) HM
4New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Alliances Drawn
When British General Barry St. Leger received word that the militia was coming, he sent out a formidable attack force comprised predominantly of Mohawk and Seneca warriors working with Sir John Johnson's Kings Royal Regiment, Col. John Butler, and . . . Map (db m54421) HM
5New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Ambush Started Here
The militia column, on its way to the relief of Fort Stanwix, marched into this ravine, August 6, 1777, and were ambushed by Loyalists and British. The attackers came out of hiding in woods on the west, the south and the north.Map (db m32045) HM
6New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — AnchorUSS Oriskany CVA-34
First Plaque Anchor USS Oriskany CVA-34 In Memory Of Those Who Served Our Nation In Korea-Vietnam As Did The Aircraft Carrier Donated By Utica Moose Lodge No. 450 Proceeding forward . . . Map (db m154302) WM
7New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Campaign of 1777 — 6th stop on the walking tour —
A three-pronged attack, known as the Campaign of 1777, was launched by the British under the direction of Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne. The strategy was to split New England from the other colonies by gaining control of New York State. During his . . . Map (db m32036) HM
8New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Campaign of 1777 — 13th stop on the walking tour —
A three-pronged attack, known as the Campaign of 1777, was launched by the British under the direction of Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne. The strategy was to split New England from the other colonies by gaining control of New York State. During his . . . Map (db m32157) HM
9New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — General Herkimer's Troops
General Herkimer's Troops entered the ravine at this pointMap (db m32155) HM
10New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought
[Tablet on South Side of Monument] Here the Battle of Oriskany was fought On the sixth day of August, A.D. 1777 Here British invasion was checked and thwarted Here General Nicholas Herkimer, intrepid leader Of the American forces . . . Map (db m32119) HM
11New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — I Will Face The Enemy — 8th stop on the walking tour —
Gen. Nicholas Herkimer, wounded early in the battle, was carried to a safer spot beneath a beech tree now marked by a stone monument. Although urged by his militiamen to retire from danger, he replied: "I will face the enemy!" Directing the . . . Map (db m32056) HM
12New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — In the Valley homes was great mourning
In the Valley homes was great mourning. For such a small population, the losses were almost overwhelming. In some families the male members were wiped out. It was many a long, weary year before the sorrow and suffering caused by the sacrifices at . . . Map (db m32034) HM
13New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — 13 — Near This Spot — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. Near this spot on the night . . . Map (db m65974) HM
14New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — 14 — Near This Spot — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. Near this spot Stood the . . . Map (db m32062) HM
15New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Oriskany War Memorial
In memory of those who gave the supreme sacrifice World War I William Mayo • Adelbert Phillips World War II Edgar Beeman • Alvin Bradley• Charles Gubbins• George Phillips • Robert Provost Korea Charlie Jones • Joseph . . . Map (db m154218) WM
16New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Preserving a Memorial Park
Since the profound impact of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address first sanctified battlefields as grounds of sacrifice, America's battlefields have become gathering places to commemorate heroic deeds and honor patriotic ideals. Today, battlefields remain . . . Map (db m54422) HM
17New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Relief for Fort Stanwix
On August 3, 1777, when British General Barry St.Leger reached Fort Stanwix, he found it held by colonial forces and began a siege. Soon after, to relieve the fort, about 800 men of the Tryon County Militia, commanded by General Nicholas . . . Map (db m54426) HM
18New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Site of The Battle of OriskanyAugust 6, 1777 — Historic New York —
Historic New York Site of The Battle of Oriskany August 6, 1777 The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as they were marching to . . . Map (db m22747) HM
19New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Site of Woolen Mill
Erected in 1810 believed to be the 1st in America to manufacture fabrics from raw materialMap (db m65334) HM
20New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — 576 — Summit Park
Opened 1897 on Oriskany Bluffs with games, rides, band and dancing. Trolley entered park from Oklahoma Ave. Pres. T. Roosevelt visited 1910.Map (db m154160) HM
21New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — The Ambush — 11th stop on the walking tour —
Parched and exhausted from heat and humidity on their march to Fort Stanwix, some of General Herkimer’s men broke ranks and ran to this creek for water. Although Sir John Johnson had told his Indian allies not to attack until all of Herkimer’s men . . . Map (db m16106) HM
22New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — The Ambush: August 6, 1777
Sir John Johnson and Joseph Brant prepared an ambush along the military road to Fort Stanwix where it passed through this ravine. When most of the militia had entered their trap, the hidden Mohawk and Seneca warriors attacked. Johnson's Royal Greens . . . Map (db m54424) HM
23New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — The Military Road
Joseph Brant, familiar with the terrain, probably selected the place of ambush ~ where a small stream crossed the military road. The military road of 1777 was about ten rods north of the present highway.Map (db m32040) HM
24New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — The military road and the ravine — 12th stop on the walking tour —
The military road On August 6, 1777, the Tryon County militia marched down a wilderness road that entered this ravine. A “corduroy” road, made of logs, it was the only means by which General Herkimer and his men could reach Fort . . . Map (db m16109) HM
25New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — The Oriskany Battle Monument
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 . . . Map (db m81154) HM
26New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — The Rally
Both sides regrouped during a driving rain. Herkimers's troops concentrated here, forming an irregular circle. The attackers were on all sides.Map (db m22893) HM
27New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — To The Unknown Patriotic Soldiers of Tryon County
[Center/Main Marker] To The Unknown Patriotic Soldiers of Tryon County Who Under The Leadership Of Colonel Ebenezer Cox...Colonel Jacob Klock Colonel Peter Bellinger...Colonel Frederick Visscher Followed — Herkimer . . . Map (db m32382) HM
28New York (Oneida County), Oriskany — Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield
Oriskany Battlefield stands at the very heart of the American Revolution in the Mohawk River Valley. As in past conflicts, in 1777 the valley again became a critical military corridor for the movement of men and materials. The story of the . . . Map (db m54434) HM
 
 
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Jul. 1, 2022