Wiki-Wednesday – Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

5 09 2007

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site is a historic site in Oneida County, New York, USA that marks the Battle of Oriskany, fought in 1777 during the American Revolution. The park is northwest of the Village of Oriskany on Route 69 and is southeast of the City of Rome.

The battlefield is on the south side of the Mohawk River.

Militia General Nicholas Herkimer, leading a relief column to the besieged Fort Stanwix, was ambushed by Joseph Brant, leading a mixed group of Iroquois and Tories. After sustaining high casualties, the American force was retreated, but the occupants at the fort used the reduction in the force before them as an opportunity to emerge and sack the British camp. Herkimer died of his wounds days later.

Activities and services

Visitor center and museum, Scenic views, Picnic area, Hiking, Tours, Re-enactments.


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