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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Marker of the Birthplace of General Nicholas Herkimer, near Fort Herkimer

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 827 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Oriskany Battlefield Monument

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Photo: Marker of the Birthplace of General Nicholas Herkimer, near Fort Herkimer.

This photograph was made during the unveiling in 1912 of the markers of General Herkimer's march from his home at Fall Hill to Oriskany. The markers were erected by Mohawk Valley Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. General Herkimer's sword, worn at the battle of Oriskany (August 6, 1777), and the Bible from which he read on his deathbed, are here shown. The Herkimer County Historical Society of Herkimer is the custodian of these priceless relics of the Revolution.

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