Friday, August 5, 2016

Fort Stanwix-- Part 4: The Battle of Oriskany

The Battle of Oriskany was fought a few niles away from Fort Stanwix.  An American relief column under General Nicholas Herkimer was ambushed en route by Tories and their Indian allies.

While this was underway, the fort's defenders sallied out and attacked the enemy camp and began looting and destroying it.


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