A sculpture of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort stands in a city park named in his honor at Rome, Oneida County, NY. This bronze, dedicated November 8, 1906, was created by Emilio F. Piatti. It presents the General in dress uniform grasping his sword and holding what is perhaps one of the most impactful tools (or weapons) ever devised – an accurate map. [Read more…] about General Peter Gansevoort’s Map
Battle of Oriskany
The Oneida County History Center has announced a virtual lunchtime lecture with Alexis Albright, curator of the Oriskany Museum, who will look at the Battle of Oriskany, General Nicholas Herkimer and the Tryon County Militia.
The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution. Loyalists and several hundred Native American allies ambushed an Patriot military party attempting to relieve the siege of Fort Stanwix. [Read more…] about The Battle of Oriskany and Herkimer’s Militia Virtual Lecture
Over at the New York History Blog Facebook Page we recently asked the following question:
Which battle in New York State’s history had the most significant impact on the state?
The answers were surprisingly varied and included answers from the 1643-45 Kieft’s War (the war between New Netherland settlers and the Native inhabitants of Hudson River Valley also known as the Wappinger War) to the Anti-Rent War of 1839–1845.
We’ve reviewed the suggestions, and came up with a short list of five battles* which stand out as the most important to us (with short descriptions from Wikipedia) – what do you think? [Read more…] about Which NYS Battle Was Most Significant For The State?
The Rome Historical Society is set to host a live podcast recording of “Iroquois History & Legends” with Andrew and Caleb Cotter on Thursday, September 20th at 7 pm.
The Cotter brothers, from Canandaigua, New York, grew up with a fondness for Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) stories and fables. After researching early American and Canadian history they found the Haudenosaunee were at the center of it all, yet most textbooks had left their contributions out. For that reason, Andrew and Caleb began a podcast to tell the story of the Iroquois people and share how they influenced events throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. [Read more…] about Iroquois History and Legends in Rome Sept 20
This week on The Historians Podcast, Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz reports on how American General Nicholas Herkimer died after being wounded in the Battle of Oriskany. Plus a story about a discouraged author and a tale about Sunday baseball.
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: [Read more…] about Conference: American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley