Posted on December 4, 2016 / 1416
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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 the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome). General Nicholas Herkimer, though wounded, rallied his forces and directed the fighting until the enemy fled.

Defeated at Oriskany and unable to force the surrender of Fort Stanwix, the British retreated to Canada. These reverses, with their defeat at Saratoga, thwarted Burgoyne’s plan to divide the colonies by conquering New York.

ERECTED BY:
Education Department, State of New York 1963, Department of Public Works

Battle of Oriskany, Whitestown, NY 13424, USA

Latitude = 43.1766667
Longitude = -75.37



Tribute Type : Historical Markers
Location : Whitestown
Sources : Doug Kerr

Tribute Author : Brian D

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