THE BLOODIED MOHAWK
NOTES ON THE
BATTLE OF ORISKANY


HENRY ADAMY, RWPA #S44287. He states that he was stationed at Fort Stanwix during Barry Saint Leger's Siege of the fortress in July and August of 1777. He states he also took part in the Sullivan Campaign.


GEORGE ANTHONY, RWPA #S2341. He was born in Schoharie County, New York on May 28, 1762. He was living at Canajoharie in 1778. He fought in the Battles of Oriskany and Turlough. George drove a baggage wagon in the Battle of Oriskany, per his deposition in the file of John Forbes [Forbush], RWPA #R9517. Frederick Hiller, whose father was killed in the Battle of Oriskany, states he served with Anthony and Smith in Captain McKean's Company in 1779.


ADAM BARSE, RWPA #R570. Daniel Hess states he remembers seeing Adam in the Battle of Oriskany.


PETER P. BELLINGER, RWPA #R731/RWPA #R372. He states his family moved to the area of Fort Plain in 1780, and lived there until the war's end. He did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany, having been ordered back to Little Falls by General Herkimer. Peter states he met the party which was bearing the wounded general home, about three miles west of the General's home. Peter also states General Benedict Arnold took Hanjost Schuyler and his brother prisoner and duped Hanjost into lying to the enemy, using the latter's brother as a hostage to enforce his bargain.


WILLIAM BELLINGER, RWPA #S28641. Peter Young states he and William fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JACOB BOWMAN. He served as a captain in the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia and was killed in the Battle of Oriskany (Michael Venus, RWPA #R10928).


HENRY BRADT, Disabled. He resided in Cherry Valley at the beginning of the war. He was pensioned for a wound he received in the Battle of Oriskany. He served at Fort Plank as a first lieutenant in Captain Nicholas Weser's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia.


FREDERICK BRONNER, RWPA #W477. Henry House states he remembers seeing Bronner assisting with the fortification of Fort Plank in 1778. Henry Shall states he and Bronner fought in the Battle of Oriskany under the command of Captain Henry Eckler of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Militia.


JOHN CASLER, RWPA #S12681. In 1777 he served in Captain Robert Crouse's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia and fought in the Battle of Oriskany. Adolph Pickard states he and Casler fought in the Battle of Oriskany; Casler being wounded in the battle. Jacob Cramer also states he lived with Casler at Canajoharie in 1775-76 and that they both fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


MARKS CASLER, RWPA #R1785. At the time of the Oriskany Battle he was living with a daughter of Colonel Peter Bellinger's whose husband was killed in the said battle. Casler states Colonel Peter Bellinger's home was located three miles east of Fort Herkimer was picketed in the spring of 1779 and that the Colonel's home was commonly guarded by 14 or 15 men under the command of either Lieutenant Jacob Petrie and/or Ensign Patrick Campbell. Catherine Bellinger, a daughter of Colonel Peter Bellinger and a sister of Joseph Bellinger and Peter B. Bellinger, states she knew Casler well and that her husband was killed in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN CASSELMAN, RWPA #W18944. He married in the Lutheran Church of Stone Arabia, Montgomery County, New York Catharine Lepper, whose father Jacob Lepper was killed in the Battle of Oriskany when she was but twelve years old.


FREDERICK CHRISTMAN, RWPA #R1941. He was born in Herkimer Township, Herkimer County, New York in 1748. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany as a member of Captain Frederick Frank's Company [sic] of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Militia.


LAMBERT CLEMENT, RWPA #W6695. He served at Fort Plain under Captain John Fisher of the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia in 1777 and fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN CONDERMAN, RWPA #R2366. He performed duties as an ensign in the companies of Captains Jost House, Jacob Diefendorf, and John Ruff of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia, and fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


RICHARD COPPERNOLL, RWPA #W16542. George Walter states he and Richard fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JACOB COUNTRYMAN, RWPA #S43339. He was age 54 when deposed in 1819. He served in Captain Grave's Company of the Second New York Regiment. Jacob states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany [sic].


ISAAC COVENHOVEN, RWPA #S12531. He and his brother Abraham fought in the Battle of Oriskany. See his deposition in the file of Abraham D. Quackenboss, RWPA #W16688, for the location of Fort Plain.


JAMES DICKSON, RWPA #S22208. Concerning the Battle of Oriskany, James stated on August 8, 1832: About the last of July or first of August 1777 this deponent was again called out with the Militia in mass under the Command of Genl. Herkimer to go to the relief of Fort Stanwix which was then besieged invested by Genl St Leger. He was under the command of Capt Whitaker and in Col Cox’s Regiment. This applicant was then marched to the German Flats (then called Fort Dayton) where the whole force amounting to seven Hundred men were rendevoused. We then marched under the command of Genl Herkimer towards Fort Stanwix, but were met near Oriskany Creek about four miles from Fort Stanwix by a detachment of the enemy under the command of Major Watts amounting to above 1400 men. We were ambushed and Genl Herkimer was mortally wounded while the action was going on Lieutenant Col Willett sallied out of the fort and attackt the enemy in thir works. Their firing was heard by the party who attacjed us and they returned to the Fort. We remained on the ground an hour after the enemy had left the ground but of our whole number but one hundred and thirty men were left for duty at the close of the action. Three Hundred and forty six of our men were killed and taken. We then returned to Fort Dayton and brought our wounded back to it. We expected that Genl St Leger would come on down the river and remained at Fort Dayton about three weeks after the battle which was on the Sixth of August at the expiration of that time Genl Arnold came on with about twelve hundred men to go to and attack Fort Stanwix. I went with him on that expedition as far as Germantown (where Whitestown now stands) when I was sent back to Fort Dayton on express. St Leger evacuated the Fort and I did not join Arnold again but was dismissed shortly after.


WILLIAM DICKSON, RWPA #W22940. Robert Campbell states he remembers Dickson fighting in the Battle of Oriskany under Captain Thomas Whitaker of Cherry Valley, and also remembers Dickson's enlisting in Captain Garret Putman Company of Rangers in 1778.


HUGH CONNELLY, RWPA #S28690. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany, in which two of his uncles were killed.


JOHN JACOB DIEFFENDORF, RWPA #S12772. He did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany.


ANDREW DILLENBACH, RWPA #R2955. He served as lieutenant commandant of Captain John Keyser Jr.'s Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia in the Battle of Oriskany and was killed by a musket ball which passed through his head. [I take it from this that Captain John Keyser did not fight in the Battle [KDJ].


JOHANNES DOCKSTADER, RWPA #S29121. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany under Captain Henry Harter and Lieutenant John Demuth of the Kingsland and German Flatts Regiment of Militia.


LEONARD DOCKSTADER, RWPA #W16241. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany, and states Davis' Company was afterwards commanded by Abraham Veeder.


PETER DOXTATOR, RWPA #S23199. He was age 81 when deposed on September 11, [1832]. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany as a member of Captain Henry Harter's Company of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Tryon County Militia.


JOHN DUESLER, RWPA #W16244. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany and states that his brother and Lieutenant [George] Rosner were killed in the battle.


JOHN DUFENDORF, RWPA #W24061. John Jacob Moyer states that he and Johannes often served within Fort Plank between May and December of 1779 and that both he Dufendorf fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


PETER DYGERT, RWPA #S10596. Richard Young states he remembers seeing Peter in the Battle of Oriskany.


SEVERENUS DEYGERT, RWPA #S23208. His father served as substitute in his place in August of 1777 and he was thus spared from fighting in the Battle of Oriskany, and his father, a member of the Committee of Safety, was slain.


WILLIAM DYGERT, RWPA #R3179. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany while in Captain Frederick Getman's Company of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Militia.


JOHANNES ECKER, RWPA #R3182. He married on May 24, 1763 Anna Elizabeth [--]. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany in Captain John Bradbig's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia.


PETER EIGBROAT, RWPA #S11287. He was born in Palatine Township, Montgomery County, New York in December of 1758. He assisted in the construction of both Forts Hess and Willett. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


ADAM EVERSON, RWPA #W19236. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


WILLIAM FINK, RWPA #S23218. William W. Fox states that William Fink's brothers John and Christian fought in the Battle of Oriskany and states that the said Christian Fink was mortally wounded in the said battle. Henry Murphy states that Christian Fink died at the Fink Family home of wounds received in Battle of Oriskany. Peter Dygert states that Christian Fink died of wounds he received in Battle of Oriskany.


DENNIS AUGUSTUS FLANDERS, RWPA #S15123. He also served as a private in Captain Nicholas Richter's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia and fought in the Battle of Oriskany. Henry A. Flanders states he, Henry, was taken sick within Fort Herkimer during the Battle of Oriskany.


HENRY FLANDERS, RWPA #S13037. He served as a private in Captain Nicholas Richter's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia and states he was ill within Fort Herkimer at the time the Battle of Oriskany was fought.


GEORGE FOLS, RWPA #S13055. He was born in Herkimer Township, Herkimer County, New York in 1753. He served in Captain Hans Marks Demuth's Company of Rangers and was not engaged in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN FONDA, RWPA #W23046. He married at Smithstown in Tryon County, New York in February, 1769 Angelica [--]. His widow had a sister who married as a Mr. Vosburg. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN FORBES, RWPA #R9517. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


NICHOLAS FORBES, RWPA #R3647. He married at Fort Plain in Minden Township, Montgomery County, New York in September of 1775 Sarah [--]. He served in the Palatine District Regiment of Militia, and fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


CHRISTOPHER W. FOX. He served at Fort Plank as a captain in the Palatine District Regiment of Militia. Jacob Snell states both of Captain Fox's arms were shattered in the Battle of

Oriskany (John F. Empie, RWPA #S10629).


PETER W. FOX, RWPA# W7294. Peter states that he and two his brothers fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


ADAM FRANK, RWPA #W16996. He and two of his brothers fought in the Battle of Oriskany, one being killed and the other wounded.


HENRY FRANK, RWPA #S39544. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN FRANK, RWPA #S23644. He states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany and that General Herkimer's Brigade encamped at Mr. Tompson's, about eight miles above Fort Dayton the night before the battle. After the Battle of Oriskany, Captain Henry Ittig (Edick) and First Lieutenant Jacob Basshorn resigned their commission, and Frederick Frank assumed command of the company.


FRANCIS FREDERICK, RWPA #S23643. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN FREY, RWPA #S27820. He died in Palatine Township, Montgomery County, New York on April 19, 1833. He was wounded in the left arm and was taken prisoner in the Battle of Oriskany.


NICHOLAS A. GARDINEER, RWPA #W17002. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


Captain JACOB GARDINIER, RWPA #S47145. He was born on January 31, 1730. He was age 57 when deposed on January 31, 1787 for an Invalid's Pension for wounds he received in the Battle of Oriskany.


JACOB GARLOCK, RWPA #S13119. [Captain Jost House's niece's husband]. He states that his father was killed in the Battle of Oriskany.


ADAM GARLOUGH, RWPA, #S23228. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


PETER GETMAN, RWPA #W16257. John Frank states he and Peter fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


DANIEL HADCOCK, RWPA #S21258. He was born in Palatine Township, Montgomery County, New York in 1753. He married on January 1, 1778. His father's home was burnt by the British in 1779. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany as a corporal in Captain Henry Hoover's Company of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Militia.


ADAM HAPPAL, RWPA #R4584. He was age 75 when deposed on April 3, 1818. He married Alice [____]. He died on August 11, 1836. He states that he first served in Captain Christopher P. Yates' Company of the First New York Regiment and took part in the Siege of Quebec. In the spring of 1777, he enlisted as a private in Captain Aaron Aorson's Company of the Third New York Regiment and served till the expiration of the war. His file contains an April 2, 1818 letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel Marinus Willett in which Willett states that he does not recall Happal. Captain Leonard Bleecker of the Third New York Regiment states that he is sure that Happal was within Fort Stanwix during the August, 1777 Siege from the fact that the said Happal recited to Mister Bleecker the following facts:


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1st. Captain James Gregg, and a Sergeant of his being shot, tomahawked, and scalped: the former being found five hours after the affair happen'd when he was brought in by a party of the Garrison, (who went in search of him) by four men upon a large piece of Bark - and survivd many years

2ndly. Lieut John Spoor and twenty men with him on a fatigue party being cut off by some Indians within a mile of the Garrison -

3rd. Coll Willett's leaving the Fort at night to appraze General Gates at Saratoga with the State of the Garrison & the position of the Beseegers.

4. The affect of the explosion of a Shell, upon Mrs McCarty Wife of one of my Soldiers. Taking out of her Buttock a piece of flesh as large as a Man's fist and her being safely delivered of a Child the night after

5th The entrance into the Fort (while we were besieged) of Hanyost Herkimer Schuyler, A Tory who had join'd the Enemy and who with two others while in a plundering Party at German Flats who was taken Prisoner by General Arnold, who had been detached by General Gates to relieve the Garrison, and which said Schuyler which was to apprize Coll Gansevoort of Arnolds approach, while the two men taken with him were detain'd as Hostages, for the faithful performance of his Conduct

6th The defeat of Genl Herkimer

7. The Sortie made from the Fort, under Coll Willett (in which I was a Volunteer) in Consequence of Schuylers arrival to divert the attention of the Enemy & then to facilitate the March of General Herkimer, for our relief In this affair he mentions a Lieutenant

8th The arrival of Genl Arnold with about [ an unreadable word ] after we had been besiged twenty days The Preec Singleton of the British Army, who was wounded in Herkimers defeat, and taken Prisoner by Coll Willett in the above Sortie - Likewise the attempt of Genl St Ledger the British Commander, to cut off our retreat on our return to the Garrison, after we had destroy'd an Indian Camp, and taken a number of Prisoners, Muskets, Indian Colors, Blankets &c - How we fac'd about to repel the Enemy, and did oblige him to retreat; and our safe arrival into the Fort - One man only being Slightly wounded

8th The Arrival of Genl Arnold after we had been besieged twenty days - The precipitate Retreat of Genl St Ledger. His leaving his own Tent standing [smudge] and most of his Camp Equipage - Our pursuit of him down Wood - Creek - Our taking four brass Field Pieces, which in their flight they threw into the Creek


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Bleeker also states that Happal was able to relate many of the events which occurred in 1779 under the command of General Sullivan.


DANIEL HART, RWPA #S13293. Daniel states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany, but that Captain Christian Getman did not.


CONRAD HAWN. On October 23, 1784 the children of Conrad Hahn were granted seven years half pay for the services of their father who was killed in the Battle of Oriskany while serving in the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia (NYSA, Audited Accounts A: 121).


ADAM FREDERICK HELMER, RWPA #W17067. Peter Flagg states that Adam fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE HELMER, RWPA #S27971. He was pensioned for wounds he received in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN G. HELMER, RWPA #S22827. John states his brother-in-law, Captain Peter Bowman of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia, was killed in the Battle of Oriskany as was one of his, John's, brothers.


DANIEL HESS, RWPA #S22826. He states he did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany as he was sent back to Palatine with a letter from Colonel Klock to one of Colonel Klock's son in Palatine. David Hess states that he, David, was in the Battle of Oriskany, but Daniel was not.


JOHN N. HILTS, RWPA #W24434. George N. Hilts states he and John N. Hilts were brothers and nephews of Daniel Fox. George states John was sick at the time of the Battle of Oriskany and was thus saved from fighting therein.


CONRAD HOUSE. His widow Catherine received seven years half pay for his services as a private in the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia. He was killed in the Battle of Oriskany (NYSA, Audited Accounts A:222).


JOHN HOUSE, RWPA #W25785. John states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


HENRY HUBER, RWPA #W23355. Henry Walradt (who was born April 3, 1760) states he and Hoover were both taken prisoner in the Battle of Oriskany and that Hoover was in the command of a company during the said battle.


CHRISTIAN HUFNAGLE, RWPA #S23714. Peter N. Kiltz states Christian's father was killed in the Battle of Oriskany.


WITTER JOHNSTON, RWPA #S23729. In 1777, volunteered to march in Herkimer's Expedition to meet with Brandt at Unadilla, the conference being held within sight of his father's [Reverend Johnston's] farm. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany as a private in Captain Thomas Whitaker's Company of Canajoharie District Militia.


NICHOLAS KASLER, Jr., RWPA #W21505. In August of 1777, he fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


SOLOMON KELLER. He was killed in the Battle of Oriskany on August 6, 1777.


CHRISTIAN LEATHERS, RWPA #W20384. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN LEATHERS, RWPA #W20452. Joseph Waggoner states that, in the Battle of Oriskany, an enemy soldier named Watts was about to kill his father, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Waggoner, and that Leathers stepped out from behind a tree and shot and killed the said Watts [Stephen Watts, son of John Watts and a brother-in-law of Sir John Johnson was wounded in the Battle. John Watts's will was signed on July 3, 1789 and probated in London, England on September 12, 1789, proving that Watts was not killed [KDJ]. Leathers may have shot Watts, but this account must be treated as anecdotal at best].


HENRY LEWIS, RWPA #S27085. He was wounded in the Battle of Oriskany.


NICHOLAS LIGHTHALL, RWPA #S9929. He states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany while a member of Captain Frederick Frank's Company of the Kingsland and German Flatts Regiment of Militia.


ADAM LOHNES, RWPA #W24585. He states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany After the Battle of Oriskany, he served as an ensign in the companies of Captains Niel McNiel and Cornelius Lansing of the Fourth Rensselaerwyck District Regiment of Militia. [This claim is highly suspect as evidenced by August 4, 1777 letter from Colonel Goosen Van Schaick to Major General Philip Schuyler].


GEORGE MICHAEL LONES, RWPA #W20522. [He is pensioned as George Michael McLouis]. George fought in the Battle of Oriskany in Captain John Hess' Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia and lost the ends of three of his fingers, they being shot off by an Indian, and the hair above his shoulder cut by another. During the Battle of Oriskany, Lones took a British Officer prisoner and returned with him to Fort Plank. George also brought along the officer's horse which had been on a Portmanteau which held the officers coat, linen and some other items. While at Fort Plank, Lones sold the officer's coat for six dollars to Johannes Walradt, but retained a pewter tea pot which the family kept.


ADAM A. LOUCKS, RWPA #W16637. Elisabeth Suts states her father was wounded in the Battle of Oriskany.


THOMAS MAB, RWPA #R6564. He was born in the Town of Guilderland, Albany County, New York in 1760. He states that in late August of 1777, a day or two after returning from a tour of duty at Skeensborough, he went under Captain Nanning N. Visscher of the Half Moon and Ballston District Regiment of Albany County Milita as a private . . . up the Mohawk - by Fort Plank - The German Flatts - to Fort Stanwix - Where Col Gansevoort commanded - Deponent thinks 7 out of his company went with them & staid at the Fort - several days & wen dismissed & returned home Swits & Lighthall were Sergeants & called the Roll -- They reached home in the early part of Sept as he believes after having served at least three weeks -------- Deponent Thinks Genl Arnold was at the Fort at the time & thinks Genl Herkimer was killed and a short time before at Oriskany . . .


THOMAS MABIE, RWPA #R6564. 1. Born about 1761. 2. He was out for 20 days in July and August of 1777, with marched from Clifton Park up the Mohawk by Fort Plank - German Flatts - to Fort Stanwix were they served under Colonel Gansevoort. That the sergeants on this tour were Lighthall and Swits.


JOHN MCGRAW, RWPA #S11051. In August of 1777, Col. Fisher's Regiment marched for Fort Stanwix and fought in the Battle of Oriskany, but due to a knee injury he was excused.


HUGH McMASTER, RWPA #W16645. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE MOUR, RWPA #S27210. He did not state his age when deposed on April 3, 1820. He was pensioned for wounds he received in both shoulders during the Battle of Oriskany.


HANHENDRICK MYERS, RWPA #W17195. He served as an ensign in the companies of Captain Henry Diefendorf and Captain Jacob Diefendorf of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia. David Hess, who acted as a violinist at Moyer's Wedding, states he did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany due to his becoming lame en route.


NICHOLAS MYERS, RWPA #W18546. He did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany as he was ordered to remain on guard at Fort Herkimer.


JOHN D. NELLIS, RWPA #R7582. He married the widow of Solomon Keller. Henry H. Smith states Nellis fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


WILLIAM NELLIS, RWPA #R7583. Peter Sitts states William fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


AARON OSBORN, RWPA #W4558/BLWt #80622-160-55. Of Captain James Gregg who was wounded near Fort Schuyler just prior to the Siege, his widow states she knew Captain Gregg well and that the Captain Gregg had episodes of being shattered in his mind by his wound. She says that Captain Gregg stated that he & two others of his regiment were out pigeon hunting and that the Captain said he escaped by reason of the Tomahawk glancing off the bottom of his skull. Captain Gregg said that when he came to, he crept among said dead long and laid his head on one of the dead and while his dog came to his relief. She states that Gregg told her that his dog went to two men who were fishing near the fort and brought them back to rescue him.


HONDEDERICK M. PETRIE, RWPA #R729. Hondederick was killed in the Battle of Oriskany along with Jacob Small of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Militia. John Eysaman they both fought in the Battle of Oriskany. Mark Crantz (who was born on February 12, 1761), states he, Mark, did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany. His widow was granted seven years half pay for his services in the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of Militia. He was killed in the Battle of Oriskany (NYSA, Audited Accounts A: 291).


JOSEPH PETTINGELL, RWPA #R8152. His father was killed in the Battle of Oriskany with Captain Samuel Pettingell.


WILLIAM PETTINGELL, RWPA #S18163. He was born in Florida Township, Montgomery County, New York on May 2, 1758, a son of Captain Samuel Pettingell. His father was killed in the Battle of Oriskany.


ABRAHAM PHILIPS, RWPA #S9986. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany as a member of the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia.


JAMES PHILIPS, American State Papers, Class 9, page 94. He was wounded in the leg while fighting in the Battle of Oriskany, as a member of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia.


JAMES PHILLIPS. He was killed on August 6, 1777 in the Battle of Oriskany. He was among those of the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia who rendezvoused at Fort Plank in August of 1777, while en route to Fort Stanwix (Henry Snook, RWPA #S11435).


ADOLPHUS PICKARD, RWPA #S18162/RWPA #S43861. He received an Invalid's Pension September 22, 1786 for a wound he received in his left shoulder in the Battle of Oriskany. John Casler states he and Pickard fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN PRICE, RWPA #R8469. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany in Captain Jacob Seeber's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia and states Lieutenant Joseph Plant of Seeber's Company was killed a few days after the battle.


PETER PUTMAN. He was among those of the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia which rendezvoused at Fort Plank just prior to the Battle of Oriskany (Henry Snook, RWPA #S11435).


RICHARD PUTMAN, RWPA #W16686. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


VICTOR PUTMAN, RWPA #S22944. Victor states he lost a brother in the Battle of Oriskany. He fought in the Battles of Oriskany and Johnstown.


ABRAHAM D. QUACKENBOSS, RWPA #W16688. George Stine states in July of 1777 he marched to the relief of Fort Stanwix by way of Canajoharie, Fort Plain, Fort Plank, Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton, and while thus engaged they were involved in the Battle of Oriskany.


ABRAHAM J. QUACKENBOSS, RWPA #W16688. At the time of the Battle of Oriskany he was ordered to guard some of the army's horses and baggage and was thus not engaged in the battle. He states Captain Jacob Gardinier was severely wounded in the Battle of Oriskany.


DANIEL QUACKENBOSS, RWPA #S9463. He states he served in the Schoharie Valley and was stationed at Cherry Valley when the Battle of Oriskany was fought.


NICHOLAS QUACKENBOSS, RWPA #W11096. He served as a sergeant in Captain Jacob Gardinier's Company of the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia, and fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE RAPP, RWPA #W22039. He states he once stood on the Oriskany Battle Ground and was shown a spot where [--] Saltsman's twin brother was killed. Rapp states he had a brother who was twice wounded in the Battle of Oriskany.


HENRY RITTER, RWPA #S19449. Henry states his father was killed in the Battle of Oriskany and his mother died in the spring of 1778, leaving him and his grandfather to care for his seven siblings.


GEORGE ROSNER. He served as a second lieutenant in Captain Abraham Coapman's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia and was killed in the Battle of Oriskany. (NYSA, AO200).


FREDERICK SAMMONS, RWPA #S11350. He did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany due to his having been sent as a scout to the southern frontiers.


JOHANNES SCHELL, Disabled. He was wounded in the left side in the Battle of Oriskany while serving as a private in the German Flatts and Kingsland District Regiment of Militia.


HENRY SEEBER, RWPA #S27469. He was pensioned for wounds he received in both thighs while fighting in the Battle of Oriskany as a private in Captain Rynear Van Everen's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia.


JOHN SHAUL, RWPA #W11441. Was called out in August of 1777, to march to Fort Stanwix and while en route he was ordered to remain at the German Flatts and there he guarded the door of the cell holding Walter Butler. He remained at the fort until the Militia returned from the Battle of Oriskany.


HENRY SHULTIS, RWPA #S14453. He states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany in which Captain Fox's arm was broken by a musket shot.


GEORGE SHULTS, RWPA #S14432. Adam Walter states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany with Shults.


FREDERICK SMITH, RWPA #W25015. It is stated that he fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE SMITH, RWPA #W9741. After his first tour of duty, he served in Captain Nicholas Righter's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia as a sergeant; and while thus engaged he fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE SMITH, RWPA #W19064. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany as a sergeant in Captain Henry Harter's Company of he Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment.


JACOB SNELL, RWPA #S23429/S28608. Joseph Waggoner states Snell's father and brother were both killed in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN SPANKNABLE, RWPA #W11519. He served as a private in Captain Frederick Gettman's Company of Rangers and in Captain Nicholas Richter's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Tryon County Militia. He was captured by the British in the Battle of Oriskany and held until the war's close. Joseph Waggoner and John Jost Scholl attest to his capture in August of 1777.


JOHN SPANKABLE, RWPA #W11519. Joseph Waggoner states John was taken prisoner about five miles west of Herkimer in August of 1777.


PEARL SPARKS, RWPA #S27510. He was age 36 when pensioned on September 22, 1786 due to wounds he received to his arm in the Battle of Oriskany while serving in Captain Henry Diefendorf's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia.


MARTIN SPERBECK, RWPA #R9990. Martin states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany under the command of Captain Coapman.


JOHN SPORE, RWPA #S16258. Henry Staley and Derick Van Vechten state they remember seeing Spore in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN SPRACHER, RWPA #S14555. John states he did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany, as he was ordered to remain behind and guard the home of General Nicholas Herkimer.


HENRY STALEY, RWPA #S11490. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


NICHOLAS STRADER, RWPA #W16742. Lodowick Kring states he remembers seeing Strader in the Battle of Oriskany.


HONJOST TEWAHANGARAHKEN, RWPA #R3065. A deposition by William Johnson states he and Honyost fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


HONYERE TEWAHANGARAHKEN, RWPA #S23019. William Johnson states he and Honyere fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


STEPHEN TUTTLE. He was killed on August 6, 1777, in the Battle of Oriskany. He was among those of the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia who rendezvoused at Fort Plank in August of 1777, en route to Fort Stanwix (Henry Snook, RWPA #S11435).


NICHOLAS VAN ALSTINE, RWPA #S23982. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JOHN VAN ANTWERP, RWPA #W19897. He received a wound in the left heel in the Battle of Oriskany.


CORNELIUS VAN CAMP, RWPA #W19569. Cornelius' brother-in-law, Jacob H. Diefendorf, states Henry Diefendorf's family was moving eastward when they were met at Anthony's Nose by a [--] Putman who told them of Captain Diefendorf's death in the Battle of Oriskany; the next day the family returned to their home near Fort Willett.


EVERT VAN EPS, RWPA #W15969. He was wounded in the Battle of Oriskany while serving in Captain Jelles Fonda's Company of Associated Exempts in the Mohawk District Regiment of Militia.


THOMAS VAN HORNE, RWPA #W18210. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


ALBERT VAN HOUSEN, RWPA #S28925. He fought in Battle of Oriskany.


NICHOLAS VAN SLYCK, RWPA #W18199. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


WILLIAM VAN SLYKE, RWPA #W2461. He assisted in the construction of Fort Paris and fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


SIMON VEEDER, RWPA #S19494. In August of 1777, he was ill with the Bloody Flux [dysentery] and was ordered to remain at Fort Herkimer and did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE WAGGONER, RWPA #S23989. He first entered the service as a substitute for his father and was severely wounded in the Battle of Oriskany, his left femur being fractured by a musket ball. He was carried to Fort Plank from the Oriskany Battlefield and spent well over three months recovering. John P. Miller states he & George both fought in the Battle of Oriskany and that he carried Waggoner back to Fort Plank.


HENRY J. WALLRADT, RWPA #S28937. He was taken prisoner in the Battle of Oriskany and was paroled by the British on January 1, 1778.


JACOB H. WALRATH, RWPA #R11093/R11094. In August of 1777 he marched to the relief of Fort Stanwix & was wounded in the right shoulder in the Battle of Oriskany by a musket ball which was never extracted. He states assisted in carrying the wounded Brigadier General Nicholas Herkimer from the battlefield. Dennis states that he and Jacob fought in the Battle of Oriskany in which the said Walrath was wounded by a musket shot in the right shoulder, which limited his abilities to serve in the Militia.


ADAM WALTER, RWPA #R11099. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany in Captain Peter Louck's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia.


GEORGE WALTER, RWPA #S10040. He was wounded in the neck and both thighs in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE WEAVER, RWPA #S43278. He states he fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


GEORGE MICHAEL WEAVER, RWPA #R11237. He did not fight in the Battle of Oriskany.


ABRAHAM WOLLEBER, RWPA #R17772. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany along with his father and brothers John, Peter and Dederick Wolleber. John and Dederick Wolleber were killed in the battle.


JOHN WOLLEBER, RWPA #R11771/ John Woolaver, RWPA #W18375. In 1777 he fought in the Battle of Oriskany and accompanied the wounded general to his home, they being neighbors.


JOHN WORMWOOD, RWPA #W24797. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany while in Captain Andrew Dillenback's Company of the Kingsland and German Flatts District Regiment of the Militia.


GODFREY YOUNG, RWPA #S26974. He was age 34 when pensioned on April 22, 1786 for a wound he received to the lower belly in the Battle of Oriskany as a member of Captain Abraham Coapman's Company of the Canajoharie District Regiment of Militia.


RICHARD YOUNG, RWPA #S11923. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany under Captain John Bradbig's Company of the Palatine District Regiment of Militia and assisted in caring for General Herkimer after he was wounded.


JOSEPH YOUNGS, RWPA #W20146. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany.


JACOB ZIMMERMAN, RWPA #W20002. . . . That on the 15 July 1777 he still belonged to the said company where of Christian House was the Capt in the Regt of Infantry whereof Jacob Klock was the Col under the command of Genl Nicholas Herkimer - that there again came the said company - Regt were ordered into Service - the said Company was marched from the said Town of Oppenheim in the now County of Montgomery where he then resided, to the Unadilla River - Genl Herkimer & Col Cox held a Treaty with the Indians headed by Joseph Brant the celebrated Indian Chief. He supposes the Indians were not as strong in numbers as the forces under Genl Herkimer - That some time was consumed at the Unadilla - That Brant & some other Indians were allowed to enter the Camp of Genl Herkimer - That at first, he understood, they could make no definite arrangement of matters - The Indians were he well remembers at some time highly curaged - & fired into the air - Col Cox who was a bold & resolute man was offended at a threat, he understood, thrown out by Brant which enraged the Indians while negotiating - he understood that Cox should have said that if the Indians were for fighting, he was ready & this irritated the Indians & a battle was expected but Genl Herkimer & Brant who had been well acquainted with Each other before the war & were in friendly terms, as we always understood, seemed unwilling to come to a conflict - & at length they made a treaty or arrangement, as he understood by which a battle between them was avoided He then understood that Brant had agreed not to cross at any time the Oriskany Creek into the Settlement of the Inhabitants & that Genl Herkimer was at no time to cross the Oriskany Creek but remain on this side - That after the Treaty he was marched home in said Company & Regt over hills & through woods & was verbally discharged from this service on the 25 July 1777 - . . .

JOHN ZIMMERMAN, RWPA #W16489. Jacob J. Failing states that at the time of the Oriskany Battle, Lieutenant Zimmerman was sent back with a party of men to Johnstown.


THE SCHENECTADY AND SCHOHARIE DISTRICT REGIMENTS OF ALBANY COUNTY MILITIA WERE NOT IN THE BATTLE OF ORISKANY

Schenectady Aug't 4th 1777.

D'r General,

Previous to the receipt of yours of the first Inst. I had ordered one half of the Militia of Schoharie and Schenectady to march immediately to the German Flatts. The Schoharie Committee have since informed me that they have countermanded my Orders to Colo. Vroman and that none of their Militia can be spared. I have this day been trying to prevail on the militia of this Place but find to my great Surprize that not a man will go with me either from this place or Schoharie.

I have with me Lt. Colo. Brooks with near one hundred Continental troops, men & Boys; as none of the Militia can be prevailed on to march with me I should be glad to know if you intended that I should march on with these and put myself under the Command of Genl. Herkimer or send. Lt. Colo. Brooks with those to the German Flatts. Herkimer has all his militia at the Flatts. Fort Schuyler has been lately reinforced with 350 men & a quantity of Provisions & ammunition. The Tryon County Committee in a Letter to me suppose Fort Schuyler to be beseiged, but have no other reason for it than common report.

No Continental troops at Albany nor none expected made it useless for me to leave an order for a Regt. to march to my Support. I left Colo. Graton to command at Albany. He desired me to acquaint the General that his Indisposition was so great that it prevented him from going thro' the trouble & fatigue which daily attended.

I have the fullest confidence that you will not put me in a Situation to be commanded by General Herkimer, But on the contrary prevent it if that can consistently be done. I am with perfect Esteem,

Your most Obedient Humble Servant,

G. V Schaick.

To Major Genl. Schuyler.

(George Clinton Papers, Volume 2:169)

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