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Encyclopedia > Cherry Valley Massacre
"Incident in Cherry Valley - fate of Jane Wells" from the original picture by Alonzo Chappel by Thomas Phillibrown, engraver.
"Incident in Cherry Valley - fate of Jane Wells" from the original picture by Alonzo Chappel by Thomas Phillibrown, engraver.

The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Seneca Indian forces on a fort and village in eastern New York on November 11, 1778 during the American Revolutionary War. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2459x3195, 2644 KB) Incident in Cherry Valley - fate of Jane Wells / from the original picture by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887); Thomas Phillibrown, engraver. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2459x3195, 2644 KB) Incident in Cherry Valley - fate of Jane Wells / from the original picture by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887); Thomas Phillibrown, engraver. ... The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, allies British Empire, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was the military component of the American Revolution. ...


Captain Walter Butler (the son of Colonel John Butler) led two companies of Butler's Rangers along with about 300 Indians. Joseph Brant was also present, but with his forces seriously reduced due to contention with Butler. The Senecas were angered over the burning of Tioga by forces under Colonel Thomas Hartley. Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... for other men named Walter Butler, see Walter Butler Walter Butler ( 1752 – 30 October 1781 ) was a British Loyalist officer during the American Revolution. ... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... John Butler (1728-1796) was a Tory (Loyalist) who led an irregular unit known as Butlers Rangers on the northern frontier in the American Revolutionary War. ... Butlers Rangers was a Tory or Loyalist irregular unit in the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... Joseph Brant, painted in London by George Romney in 1776 Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (sometimes spelled Brandt or Brand) (c. ... Tioga is a town located in Tioga County, New York. ... Thomas Hartley (September 7, 1748–December 21, 1800) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from York, Pennsylvania. ...


The Fort, actually a pallisade around the village meeting house, could not be taken, but the town was destroyed along with the deaths of sixteen of the defenders, including garrison commander Ichabod Alden. Despite the efforts of Butler and Brant to stop it, more than thirty women and children, and several Loyalist townspeople were killed and scalped. This, together with the massacre at Wyoming Valley helped pave the way for the Sullivan Expedition into the Iroquois homelands of central and western New York to neutralize the threat of future incursions. Ichabod Alden (August 11, 1739-November 11, 1778) was an American Revolutionary War officer and commanding officer during the Cherry Valley Massacre. ... Native American Big Mouth Spring with decorated scalp lock on right shoulder. ... A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Oatka Creek is commonly known as the Wyoming Valley and includes the villages of Wyoming and Warsaw. ... The Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, was a campaign led by Major General John Sullivan and General James Clinton against Loyalists (Tories) and the four nations of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. ... The Dutch were the first European settlers in the colony known as New Netherland (Nova Belgica in Latin). ...


Further reading

  • Williams, Glenn F. Year of the Hangman: George Washington's Campaign Against the Iroquois. 2005: Westholme Publishing, ISBN 1594160139.

External link

  • Sullivanclinton.com - historic context

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Cherry Valley (town), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (542 words)
Cherry Valley is a town located in Otsego County, New York, USA.
The modern history of Cherry Valley begins with John Lindesay receiving the land in a grant from George II of England; he moved there in 1739, and seven Anglo-Scotch families from New Hampshire moved into the area the following year.
Cherry Valley -- The Village of Cherry Valley.
Cherry Valley massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Seneca Indian forces on a fort and village in eastern New York on November 11, 1778 during the American Revolutionary War.
Despite the efforts of Butler and Brant to stop it, more than thirty women and children, and several Loyalist townspeople were killed and scalped.
This, together with the massacre at Wyoming Valley helped pave the way for the Sullivan Expedition into the Iroquois homelands of central and western New York to neutralize the threat of future incursions.
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