Monday, August 8, 2016

Battle of Oriskany

From Wikipedia.

Fought August 6, 1777.  Part of the Saratoga Campaign

The American force consisted of about 800 Tryon County militia.  They were ambushed about six miles east of Fort Stanwix, which they were heading for to relieve it from the siege.  It  took place near present-day Oriskany, New York.

The Americans suffered about 450 casualties and their commander, Nicholas Herkimer was mortally wounded.  The Loyalists and Indians lost about 150.

American casualties: 385 killed, 50 wounded and 30 captured.


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