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.
Education Department, State of New York 1963, Department of Public Works
Battle of Oriskany, Whitestown, NY 13424, USA
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