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By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
Runonvea Marker
New York (Chemung County), Big Flats — Runonvea
Indian Village
Destroyed by Gen. Sullivan
August 13, 1779 — Map (db m43900) HM
New York (Chemung County), Chemung — Battle of Chemung
General Sullivan's troops were attacked by Indians posted on this ridge. A valorous charge led by Colonel Hubley drove the Indians to the swamp a quarter mile west. The American dead were conveyed to Tioga and buried at Fort Sullivan.

(Reverse . . . — Map (db m66976) HM

New York (Chemung County), Chemung — Military Route
Military Route of the Sullivan-Clinton army on its campaign against the British and Indians of Western New York in 1779 — Map (db m43904) HM
New York (Chemung County), Chemung — Old Chemung
Indian village destroyed by Gen. Sullivan August 13, 1779 — Map (db m33399) HM
New York (Chemung County), Chemung — Sullivan Road
Upon this road Sullivan's army advanced on its memorable campaign against the Indians of the Six Nations in 1779 — Map (db m33396) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — 107th New York Volunteers — 1861-1865
(Front):107 N.Y. Vols. Antietam Chancellorsville Gettysburg Resaca New Hope Church 1861-1865 (Left Side):Pine Knob Culp's Farm Kenesaw Mountain Peach Tree Creek Siege of Atlanta (Right Side):Sherman's March Siege of . . . — Map (db m32322) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — 1776-1796
In memory of the more than 170 soldiers of the American Revolution known to be buried in Chemung County, and of their pioneer wives and families. — Map (db m90174) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — A Brief History of the Elmira Popcorn Truck
Frank Romero, the man who made "the best popcorn in town," died at the age of 89, at the Veterans Medical Center, Bath, New York. A native of Molochio, Italy, he came to this country in 1912 at the age of 17. He served in the military during . . . — Map (db m90227) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — A Civil Rights Victory — The CCC At Newtown
Newtown Battlefield Preservation has a special place in the history of African Americans' struggle for equality in the United States. When 180 young African-American men of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1251 arrived to work on . . . — Map (db m90317) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m90119) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — A.M.E. Zion Church
Founded in 1840 stood 300 feet west of here played a role in the underground railroad & was a center of Elmira's African-American Community — Map (db m66950) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — AFL-CIO Veterans Monument
In tribute to the honorable men and women who gallantly serve our country as we strive to preserve freedom throughout the world and establish a just and lasting peace. — Map (db m90224) WM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Augustus W. Cowles
. . . — Map (db m90185) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Chemung Canal
The Chemung Canal 1833-1878 here joined the Chemung River, extending northward linking the river to the Erie Canal via Seneca Lake. — Map (db m32306) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Chemung County Korea and Vietnam Monument
Dedicated to those men and women who served their country in Korea and Vietnam to those who gave their lives our everlasting love peace. Korea 1950-1955 Vietnam 1961-1975 — Map (db m90229) WM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Chemung County World War I Monument
1914-1918 "What Mean These Stones?" In honor of the heroes of Chemung County who served in the World War and in memory of these who gave their lives. — Map (db m90246) WM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Chemung County World War II Monument
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country in World War II — Map (db m90217) WM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Citizens Cascade
Created to honor the people of Elmira for their spirit and determination to restore and beautify the Queen City after the devastating flood of July 23, 1972. "This is out home town and nothing under God will take it from us." Dedicated by . . . — Map (db m90170) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Civil War Monument
Dedicated to the soldiers who trained at Camp Rathbun May 1861 - 1864 and the Confederate prisoners of war incarcerated at Camp Chemung July 1864 - July 1865 Flagstaff located inside main entrance to the camp N.W. corner of property at 722 Winsor . . . — Map (db m32244) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Col. John Hendy — (1757-1840)
Revolutionary War Veteran Built first house in Elmira 300 ft. south toward river c. 1788 — Map (db m107566) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Confederate Burials — Woodlawn National Cemetery
Between July 1864 and August 1865, 2973 Confederate soldiers were buried here with kindness and respect, by John W. Jones, a runaway slave. They have remained in these hallowed grounds of Woodlawn National Cemetery by family choice because of the . . . — Map (db m32239) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery
Elmira Prison Camp Overcrowding at the military prison at Point Lookout, Maryland, led the U.S. Army to establish Elmira Military Prison in May 1864. Elmira, New York, initially a rendezvous point for enlisting Union soldiers, had barracks, . . . — Map (db m90076) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Confederate Soldiers Memorial — Elmira New York
In Memory of The Confederate Soldiers in the War Between the States who died in Elmira Prison and lie buried here erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy November 6, 1937 — Map (db m32179) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Crystal Eastman
1881-1928, fought for safer conditions in American mills, for worker's compensation laws and led women's peace party in N.Y. — Map (db m90209) HM WM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Dewittsburgh — Newton Point
Dewittsburgh Newton Point Boundary about 1790 Village named after Moses DeWitt — Map (db m41573) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Divided Peoples
The Revolutionary War divided communities and shattered ancient alliances. Along New York's frontier, simmering rivalries among settlers of European descent boiled over with threats and violent clashes. Many who remained loyal to King George III . . . — Map (db m33553) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Earliest Methodist Preaching
The first Methodist sermon in this area was given near this site at Lough’s Tavern, Newton Village, by Rev. William Colbert, Dec. 16 1792. Text Mathew 5:6 "Blessed are They That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness." This Circuit rider dressed in . . . — Map (db m41576) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Eldridge Park
Dr. Edwin Eldridge opened his park in 1879. Called the beauty spot of the southern tier for its gardens. Elmira bought the park in 1889. — Map (db m77928) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Elmira
In 1808, "Newtown" was officially renamed "Elmira" after the daughter of Nathan Teall, tavern owner & prominent local citizen. — Map (db m32321) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Elmira Prison Camp 1864 - 1865
This was the site of Elmira Prison Camp, established in 1864 to hold Confederate prisoners of the Civil War. When the war started in 1861, it was Barracks No. 3 of the Upstate Draft Rendezvous where Union soldiers were housed and trained. It was . . . — Map (db m32303) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65 — Civil War
12,123 Confederate soldiers were held on 30 acres from here, east Ό mile and south to the Chemung River — Map (db m31365) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Ernie Davis — 1939-1963 — 1961 Heisman Trophy Winner
1961 Heisman Trophy Winner A football player…a student a friend…a hero He lived with integrity and died with courage. This statue given by his admirer as an inspiration to the youth of tomorrow. In memory of a life full of . . . — Map (db m90261) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Fire on the Frontier - 1778
In 1778, the British government encouraged loyal colonists and Native American allies to attack frontier settlements. In July, Major John Butler led an attack on the Wyoming Valley, leaving more than 300 patriot soldiers dead, and by Butler's . . . — Map (db m33548) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — First Settler
Christian Myneer built First Log Cabin 1787 and First Frame House and planted first orchard in Town of Big Flats — Map (db m107564) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Flagstaffs - Newtown Battlefield
Dedicated to those of the Iroquois Indians, the British Army and the Continental Army who died at the Battle of Newtown August 29, 1779 Dedicated August 28, 1994 — Map (db m33542) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — John W. Jones Museum
John W. Jones (1817-1900) was the courageous stationmaster of the Underground Railroad in Elmira. escaping from slavery in Virginia, he made the dangerous 300-mile journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad and arrived in Elmira in 1844. . . . — Map (db m90202) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Knoll Cemetery
Revolutionary War veterans & their families, including casualties of the Battle of Newtown, August 29, 1779. — Map (db m43926) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Kopernik — Wstrzymał Słońce - Wzruszył Ziemię — Stopped the Sun - Moved the Earth
Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus) Born in Torun, Poland February 19, 1473 Died in Frombork May 24, 1543 As founder of modern astronomy, Kopernik transformed Man's concept of the Universe and initiated the Scientific Revolution. . . . — Map (db m90206) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Major General John Sullivan
1779 - 1929 in memoriam Major General John Sullivan commander-in-chief and the officers and men of the New Hampshire Brigade who participated in the memorable "Sullivan Campaign" against the Six Nations of Indians Erected by The State of New . . . — Map (db m33543) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens Dies in Redding, Connecticut On Thursday, April 21, 1910, Samuel Langhorne Clemens died at his home, Stormfield, in Redding, Connecticut. Beside him on his bed lay a beloved book -- Carlyle's The French Revolution: A . . . — Map (db m90181) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Mark Twain Study
Built on East Hill 1874
Given to Elmira College in 1952. He wrote "Tom Sawyer", other novels in the study when summering in Elmira — Map (db m43942) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Medal of Honor Monument
[Front]: John Denny Sergeant, United States Army Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry Awarded the Medal of Honor at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico 18 September 1879 Born 1846 Big Flats, New York Citation Removed a wounded comrade . . . — Map (db m90251) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Military Route
Military route of the Sullivan-Clinton Army on its campaign against the British and Indians of Western New York in 1779. — Map (db m90376) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — National Soaring Museum
The Chemung Valley's pioneering soaring sites (*) of the early 1930's faced most of the area's prevailing winds. Take-off locations were selected daily to face the predicted winds. Gliders were launched by bungee cord into the wind so pilots could . . . — Map (db m90392) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Newtown
So named by General Sullivan
occupied by British and Indians
Destroyed by General Sullivan, August 30, 1779 — Map (db m43931) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Newtown Battlefield Reservation — A Remarkable History
In 1879, a crowd of thousands celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Newtown and dedicated a monument built by the Newtown Monument Association atop the hill that figured prominently in accounts of the battle. Soon after, the monument . . . — Map (db m33484) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Newtown Battlefield State Park — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
The climactic battle of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign occurred here as approximately 5,000 soldiers defeated a British force of Native Americans, Loyalists, and regulars. — Map (db m33545) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Old Ferry
Operated from about 1800 to 1824 preceded first bridge — Map (db m77931) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Old Second Street Cemetery
1838-1919 here are buried pioneers, and soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Union Army — Map (db m43937) HM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Pulaski Park — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski — 1748-1779
  • 1748 March 6 Count Pulaski was born in Poland
  • 1768-72 With his father, Count Joseph Pulaski led a Polish rebellion against imperial Russia
  • 1777 Came to America from Paris with Franklin's letter of introduction to General . . . — Map (db m90200) HM
  • New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Rhodes Farm
    This Landmark stands on land that was part of the Rhodes Farm from which the first Soaring Society of America sponsored National Contest was held in July of 1932 and commemorates the support of soaring by the community over the past 50 years. . . . — Map (db m66972) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Ross Gilmore Marvin
    Erected by the citizens of Elmira as a memorial to Ross Gilmore Marvin Student - Teacher - Explorer Born in Elmira, New York January 28, 1880 A member of the Peary Expedition of 1905-06 Scientist to the 1908-09 Peary Polar . . . — Map (db m32323) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial
    (Federal Side): Erected by the United Statesto the memory of the following soldiers, privates in the Eleventh Veteran Reserve Corps. Comprising the union guard who were killed with their Confederate prisoners of war in the railroad . . . — Map (db m32180) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Spanish War Veterans — 1898-1902
    Philippine Islands Cuba Porto Rico U.S.A. — Map (db m90211) WM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Sullivan's Army Encampment
    Encampment Sullivan's Army on return from expedition against the Indians Sept. 24-29, 1779 — Map (db m41577) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — The Battle of Newtown — August 29, 1779 — The Major Battle of the Sullivan Campaign
    To protect the village of Newtown, about 600 Native American warriors, 200 loyalists, and a handful of British soldiers erected and camouflaged a half-mile-long breastwork of logs in the village overlooking a creek, hoping to surprise Sullivan's . . . — Map (db m33550) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — The Battle of Newtown
    (Front Plaque):Near this site Sunday August 29, 1779 was fought The Battle of Newtown between Continental troops commanded by Major General John Sullivan and combined force of Tories and Indians under Colonel John Butler and Joseph . . . — Map (db m33554) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — The Gettysburg Address
    Address by President Lincoln at the dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery November 19, 1863           Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to . . . — Map (db m90108) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — The Plank Road
    Toll Road Commissioned in 1848, ran the entire route of Penn. Ave to State Line. Instrumental in Commercial Development — Map (db m107560) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — The Sullivan Campaign — July 31 to October 15, 1779 — One of the Revolutionary War's Largest Campaigns
    Congress and General George Washington planned a major offensive campaign against the Seneca, Cayuga, and loyalists in 1779. Washington chose Major General John Sullivan to lead the expedition up the Susquehanna River, while Brigadier General . . . — Map (db m33547) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Veterans of All Wars
    Memorial Dedicated to veterans of all wars of the United States. — Map (db m90179) WM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Woodlawn National Cemetery
    Elmira Military Depot On April 15, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for volunteers to put down the Confederate rebellion. Three days later, New York Gov. Edwin G. Morgan appealed for 13,280 troops to fill the state's quota of . . . — Map (db m90151) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Elmira — World War II Glider Training at Harris Hill
    On this site in May 1941 the first Air Corps Pilot Officers reported for Glider Training. The six officers were lead by Major Fred R. Dent, Jr. who later was to direct the development and procurement of military gliders. The Elmira Area Soaring . . . — Map (db m66973) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Horseheads — Chemung Canal Feeder
    Ran from Gibson, N.Y. to here, fed water to the Chemung Canal, and provided a means of transportation. 1833-1878 — Map (db m43903) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Horseheads — Horseheads
    In 1779 near this spot General John Sullivan mercifully disposed of his pack horses worn out by faithful service in the campaign against the Six Nations of the Iroquois. —————— The first white . . . — Map (db m90382) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Horseheads — Horseheads — New York
    On September 24, 1779, General Sullivan's military park horses, returning through the valley from their 450 mile journey, had reached the end of their endurance. The General was compelled to dispose of these partners in the cause of American . . . — Map (db m90386) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Horseheads — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779
    An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. — Map (db m90383) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Horseheads — Zim Bandstand
    Designed in 1910 by nationally renowned local cartoonist Eugene Zimmerman. Dedicated on this site in 1914 for “Zim's” band. — Map (db m66955) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Lowman — Chemung — 1775 - 1779 — Iroquois War Town
    From this Hidden Stronghold British, Indians and Tories Ravaged the Frontier From the West Branch to the Mohawk Destroyed by Sullivan-Clinton Expedition August 13, 1779 — Map (db m81210) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Lowman — Line Occupied - Rifle Corps
    Line occupied Rifle Corps under General Hand at opening of battle August 29, 1779 — Map (db m33326) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Lowman — Line of Rude Breastworks
    Line of Rude Breastworks where British and Indians disputed advance of Sullivan's Army August 29, 1779 — Map (db m33274) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Lowman — Newtown Battlefield
    August 29, 1779 Erected by Newtown Battle Chapter Sons of American Revolution 1907 — Map (db m33323) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Lowman — Soldiers of the American Revolution — Buried in this Cemetery
    Libertas et Patria Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in this Cemetery Lt. Israel Parshall Pa. • Lt. Christopher Denn Pa. Sgt. Daniel McDowell Pa. • Sgt. Alexander Murry N.Y. Pvt. Abraham Brewer N.Y. • Pvt. John Brewer N.Y. Pvt. Thomas . . . — Map (db m33359) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Lowman — Soldiers of the American Revolution — Buried in this Cemetery
    Libertas et Patria Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in this Cemetery Lt. Israel Parshall Pa. • Lt. Christopher Denn Pa. Sgt. Daniel McDowell Pa. • Sgt. Alexander Murry N.Y. Pvt. Abraham Brewer N.Y. • Pvt. John Brewer N.Y. Pvt. Thomas . . . — Map (db m90334) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Millford — In Honor of Major General John Sullivan
    On the pinnacle near this site, the Movable Lodge of Free Masons, connected with the army of Major General John Sullivan of New Hampshire held a command under a large oak tree, while on a military expedition against the Six Nations of . . . — Map (db m90390) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Millford — Military Route
    Military route of the Sullivan-Clinton Army on its campaign against the British and Indians of Western New York in 1779. — Map (db m90384) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Millport — Green Bently
    1741-1821 served in Sullivan-Clinton Campaign and was a pioneer in Millport, dedicated by Boy Scouts of Millport — Map (db m77929) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Southport — Fitzsimmons Cemetery
    Contains remains of many pioneers and members of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign — Map (db m66951) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Southport — This Stone
    . . . — Map (db m90295) HM
    New York (Chemung County), Southport — Veterans Memorial
    Dedicated to the memory of all men and women who honorably served in the armed forces of the United States of America — Map (db m90279) WM
    New York (Chemung County), Wellsburg — This Ridge
    This Ridge fortified by the British formed the south line of defense August 29, 1779 — Map (db m33329) HM

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