The Fort Plain Museum will host an American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference, May 1 through 3, 2015 at the Museum. Almost 100 battles of the American Revolution were fought in New York State, including, in the Mohawk Vally, the Battle of Oriskany and defense of Fort Stanwix.
A series of raids against valley residents took place during the war. Led by John Johnson, they are collectively known as the “Burning of the Valleys”. Presenters for this conference that are confirmed so far include:
Don Hagist – The Revolution’s Last Men, the Soldiers Behind the Photographs
James Kirby Martin – Forgotten Allies, the Oneida Indians and the American Revolution
Glenn Williams – The Year of the Hangman, George Washington’s Campaign Against the Iroquois
Bruce Venter – The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Action That Saved America
Jack Kelly – Band of Giants, the Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence
More details will be forthcoming and will be announced here at The New York History Blog.
Map courtesy www.emersonkent.com.