The Battle of Oriskany and General Nicholas Herkimer: Revolution in the Mohawk Valley

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A gripping account of General Nicholas Herkimer's valiant defeat of British forces in the heart of New York's Mohawk Valley--and a striking account of the days before and after that fateful day in August 1777. During the critical Battle of Oriskany in August 1777, Continental forces led by General Nicholas Herkimer defeated the British army under St. Leger in the heart of New York's Mohawk Valley. It was a hard-won victory, but he and his brave troops prevented the British from splitting the colonies in two. Although they did not succeed in relieving the British siege of Fort Stanwix, Herkimer's citizen-soldiers turned back the British and protected Washington's northern flank from attack. The Continental army survived to fight the decisive Battle of Saratoga the next month. Herkimer was mortally wounded, but his heroism and leadership firmly placed him in the pantheon of Revolutionary War heroes. Paul Boehlert presents a gripping account of the events before, during and after this critical battle.
ISBN: 9781626192249
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Military
Images: 43
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Paul Boehlert is an actor and storyteller and appears at local and regional storytelling festivals. He is a member of the Oneida County and Herkimer County Historical Societies, the National Railway Historical Society, the National Model Railroad Association, the Utica Maennerchor and the Society for Creative Anachronism.
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