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Oneida Indians at Schenectady.


Nov 1780 Oneida Indians at Schenectady.

The remnants of the Oneida and Tuscarora Nations who supported the Rebels, congregated outside Schenectady, NY. Their village and food had been destroyed during Brant’s raid in the summer. Rebel General Philip Schuyler was appalled at their condition and appealed to Congress to aid these people who had fought “readily and loyally” for the … Continue reading


Battles of Stone Arabia and Klock’s Field.


Oct 19, 1780 Battles of Stone Arabia and Klock’s Field.

An encounter between Albany County, New York militia and a British-supported expedition of Indians and Loyalists led by Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Johnson and Captain Joseph Brant

As Sir John Johnson’s army marched up the Mohawk Valley, he split his force sending about one hundred Loyalists … Continue reading


La Balme’s Defeat – November 5, 1780


Augustin Mottin de la Balme (28 August 1733 – 5 November 1780) was a French cavalry officer who served in Europe during the Seven Years’ War and in the United States during the American Revolution. His attempt to capture Fort Detroit in 1780 ended in defeat when he was ambushed by forces under Chief Little Turtle.

Augustin de La Balme received a letter of … Continue reading


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