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THE CHEMUNG AMBUSH!


MARKER SHOWING THE LOCATION OF CHEMUNG WAR TOWN

When the scouting party returned with news of an Indian town, Chemung, a few miles north, General Sullivan dispatched a large force on the evening of August 12th to destroy the town. When the troops arrived at Chemung at about sunrise “upwards of 30 buildings” were burned and the few Indians there fled north.


SITE OF THE INDIAN VILLAGE KNOWN AS OLD CHEMUNG

General Hand’s troops took chase and ran into an ambush of about 50 Indians. In the action which followed , known as the Chemung Ambush, seven Colonial soldiers were killed and fourteen wounded. Following the skirmish, the town of Chemung was destroyed and the force returned to Tioga Point, where the slain were buried with military honors


MARKER SHOWING THE BURIAL SITE IN PRESENT DAY ATHENS,
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