9/23-24/1779. Burned. Sullivan's Expedition.
Where: 42.7511690 -76.6994110 Chandot
Maps: [map notes]
- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.164.
- Conover, George S., compiler Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations Indians in 1779.., Auburn NY: Knapp, Peck & Thomason, 1887, pages suggested by Elvin Birth.
SEPTEMBER 23d 1779. This Day the trups ware imployed till 3 o'clock P. M. in Finishing
the Destruction of the Corn, and Burning the aforementiond Towns within.
Marched 5 Miles to an Indian town By the name of Chandot* or Peach Town, Remarkable
for a large Peach—orchard Containing Hundred fine Thriving Peach Trees, likewise
Acres of Corn. This town contained about 12 or 14 Houses, chiefly old Buildings ;
part of the Corn was Destroyed This Eavening.
SEPTEMBER 24th 1779. This morning the trups ware imployed in finishing the Distruction
of the Corn and peach Trees ; at to o'clock A. M. fire was set to the Town, And
the Detachment went of the Ground
*Chonodote, so named on Capt. Lodge's map, an Indian town of fourteen houses, on the site of
present Aurora in Cayuga County; according to George Grant's journal it contained fifteen hundred
- GNIS record for Aurora NY
42.7511690 -76.6994110 Basis for location
- Sep 1779 listing. 9/13/1779 Geneseo. American defeat.