Groveland Ambuscade Monument

Groveland Ambuscade Monument (HM27AX)

Location: Geneseo, NY 14454 Livingston County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 43.025', W 77° 43.657'

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Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Thomas Boyd and Sergt. Michael Parker who were captured and afterward tortured and killed. ———————
Afar their bones may lie, but here their patriot blood baptized the land for aye and widened freedom's flood. [right] We remembered and we honor them. 15 September 1979. [back] Sacred to the memory of Hanyerry, a loyal Oneida chief. Sergt. Nicholas Hungerman. Privates Benjamin Curtin, William Faughey, James McElroy, William Harvey, John Putnam, Jjohn Conrey, John Miller, and seven others, names unknown who fell and were buried here. Benjamin Wheeler. [plaque] Oneida Indian Lt. Han Yost, Thaosagwat, was killed at this site on September 13, 1779 while acting as a guide for Lt. Boyd's scouting party. His brother's name, Hanyerry, was mistakenly placed on the monument. [left] Nov 1901 erected by the Livingston County Historical Society. Scene of the massacre after a desparate and heroic struggle of Lieut. Thomas Boyd's scouting party of Gen. Sullivan's army by an ambuscade of British and Indians under Butler and Brant. Sept. 13, 1779.
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HM NumberHM27AX
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Year Placed1901
Placed ByLivingston County Histrical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 276652 N 4733006
Decimal Degrees42.71708333, -77.72761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.025', W 77° 43.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 1.4999999999999" N, 77° 43' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)585, 716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5440 David Gray Hill Rd, Geneseo NY 14454, US
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