Monument at Herkimer Home, Little Falls, N.Y.

In August 1777, 800 militiamen led by General Nicholas Herkimer were marching to relieve the siege at Fort Stanwix, when they were ambushed at this spot, a few miles away from Oriskany Creek. Despite heavy losses and the wounding of Gen. Herkimer, the Colonial forces and their Oneida allies were able to hold of the British, Tory and Mohawk troops of Sir John Johnson and Col. John Butler. This memorial plaque and the monument it is attached to were erected in 1884 at the site of Nicholas Herkimer’s home by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The plaque reads in part, "To the memory of the men who passed along this route...." This image was created to record the historic site activities of the New York State Conservation Department.
Date Original
July 1929
New York State Archives, New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87_3731.
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Geographic Locations

Herkimer County