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Owego (Owago,Owageo)

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What:
8/19/1779 Owego (Owago,Owageo) deserted, burned by Capt. Livermore.

Where: 42.10122 -76.262451 Owego (Owago,Owageo)

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Sources:

  • Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.97,101,102. 42.10122 -76.262451 Basis of location.
    [p101]
    Owageo An Indian Village Burned August 19, 1779 By Gen. Clinton's Force Enroute To Join General Sullivan

    [p102]
    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 Archive 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.
    [Page 71]
    [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 .

  • RevWar75 RevWar75
  • Aug 1779 listing. 8/17/1779 Tioga (Athens)

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