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Minisink

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What:
7/22/1779 Col. John Hathorn vs. *Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, British captain, with Brant's Volunteers

Where: 41.47918 -74.9554 Minisink

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Sources:

  • Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.61. 41.47918, -74.9554 Basis of location.

  • Wiki "Battle of Minisink"

  • Monument: Minisink Battle July 22d 1779
    Dedicated to the memory of the Patriots of the Minisink region who died here July 22, 1779 in the defence of American Liberty.

    Erected 1929 by Historical Societies of the Minisink Country & the State of New York.

    41.48319 -74.96041

  • Historical marker: Battle of Minisink
    One of the deadliest in frontier warefare, between Militia and Brant’s Tories and Mohawks, on this hill July 22, 1779.

    Erected 1936 by New York State Education Department.

    41° 28.675' N, 74° 57.981' W (41.47792 -74.96636)

  • Minisink Battlefield Memorial
    41.4884230 -74.9701679

  • Acme Acme map showing all the above locations, right to left, in order named.

  • 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.
    Page 254:
    Wednesday July 28th News arrived of a large body of Indians having drawn about one hundred and forty of our militia stationed on the Delaware at a place called Lackawack above the Minisink into an ambuscade only eighteen or twenty of the party escaping, all the rest fell a prey to savage barbarity. This unfortunate affair happened on the 22d instant. Two or three field officers with several captains lieutenants and ensigns were among the missing. Colonel Read arrived from Sullivan's Stores with his detachment and ninety loaded wagons. PM -- Walked to the park of artillery on my way down saw a note from Shawnee directed to Dr Ellmore requesting his attendance on a man who a few miles distant from this place was shot both in his side and thigh by some Indians or painted Tories but had the good fortune to get safe to his family; one he knew to be a white man an acquaintance of his who many months ago had joined the enemy.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75
  • Jul 1779 listing. 7/19 - 22/1779 Minisink Raid. American defeat.

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