06 August 2006

Herkimer, Oriskany and Fort Dayton

August 6, 1777 – General Herkimer and the Ambush and Battle at Oriskany

Oriskany Battlefield

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Fort Dayton

They (American militia) assembled at Fort Dayton in the upper Mohawk Valley....grimly the men of Tyron County scanned their own dead. ...reached the safety of Fort Dayton...(General) Herkimer, the amputation of his leg botched by crude surgery, soon died, reading his Bible and puffing his pipe to the end. (From: Indian Wars of the U.S. Army by Downey)

Depiction of a mortally wounded General Herkimer

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