8/19/1779 Owego (Owago,Owageo) deserted, burned by Capt. Livermore.
Where: 42.10122 -76.262451 Owego (Owago,Owageo)
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- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.97,101,102. 42.10122 -76.262451 Basis of location.
An Indian Village
Burned August 19, 1779 By
Gen. Clinton's Force
Enroute To Join
On the site of Owego August 19 - 20, 1779 encamped 3000 Continental
soldiers the union of General Clinton's Army which had advanced from
Otsego Lake with a convoy of 208 bateaux
and a detachment under General Poor from General Sullivan's Army
then at Tioga Point. As a part of the campaign against the hostile
Iroquois the abandoned Indian village of "OWAGEA" was burned.
- 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, p.71, suggested by Elvin Birth.
[Aug. 19 1779]
He has 208 batteaux with provisions Ammunition etc after mutuil congratulations
& Complyments the whole proceeded down the river to Owagea & incamp'd This
evining the town of Owagea was made a bone fire of to grace our meeting .
- Aug 1779 listing. 8/17/1779 Tioga (Athens)