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Ken-Dai-A (Appletown)

Other names: Appletown

What:
9/5-6/1779. Burned. Sullivan's Expedition

Where: 42.71372 -76.89322 Ken-Dai-A (Appletown)

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.129. 42.71366 -76.8934
    Comment: "Errata-- Destroyed on September 5 and 6"

  • KEN-DAI-A marker. Kendaia, NY, N 42 42.824 W 076 53.593 (42.71372 -76.89322) Basis for location.
    KEN-DAI-A
    Indian village destroyed by Sullivan's Army Sept. 17, 1779. erected by NYS Education Dept. 1932
    Seneca County NY

  • Conover, George S., compiler Archive 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.
    [p.29]
    SUNDAY 5th. Had a very Disagreeable guard last night unloading Packs till near it oClock. Very fine day but did not march till to oClock as we was 2 or 3 Mile in front of the Army & all our Pack horses did not come till this morning marched to Kandaia two or 3 Mile Destroying two houses and 2 corn fields on our March. ....

    MONDAY 6th. Last night the whole Army Discharged their Pieces. This morning went very early round to see the Situation of the place the houses was chiefly all pulled down for firewood.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75
  • Sep 1779 listing. 9/13/1779 Geneseo. American defeat.

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