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Major-General William Phillips of the Royal Artillery, 1764.

Battle of Oriskany - 06/08/77 A Patriot relief column under Gen. Nicholas Herkimer was ambushed near Fort Stanwix, New York by a combined force of Loyalists, Germans & Indians. In one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution in which the patriot militia barely held off the allied Loyalist forces. The painting centers on Han Yerry, shown taking a musket from his wife, Two Kettles Together, who had loaded her injured husband’s rifle. Han Yerry’s son is pictured in the background.

Benjamin Lincoln rejoined Washington outside New York in August 1778, and was appointed commander of the Southern department in September. Lincoln participated in the unsuccessful French-led siege of Savannah, Georgia in October 1779, after which he retreated to Charleston, South Carolina.

The Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777, was one of the bloodiest battles in the American Revolutionary. An American party trying to relieve the siege of Fort Stanwix was ambushed and defeated by a party of Loyalists and allies of several Native American tribes. This was one the few battles in the war in which almost all of the participants were North American: Loyalists and allied Indians fought against Patriots and allied Oneida in the absence of British soldie...