Fort Schuyler (5)

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Fort Schuyler (5) (1758-1760) - A colonial French & Indian War Fort established in 1758 near Utica, Oneida County, New York. Named Fort Schuyler after Colonel Peter Schuyler of New Jersey. Abandoned as a fortification in 1760. Also known as Fort Desolation and Old Fort Schuyler.

Fort Schuyler Stone Marker.
Fort Schuyler Stone Marker.
Fort Schuyler Memorial Stones and Wall Marker (on Building) in Bagg's Park, Utica, New York.

History of Fort Schuyler (5)

Established in 1758 as small timber and earthworks fortification toward the end of the French & Indian War in present day Utica, New York.

Abandoned as a fortification in 1760 but may have been used intermittently during the Revolutionary War and known then as Fort Desolation. On 6 Aug 1777 the wounded General Herkimer was brought to Fort Schuyler after the Battle of Oriskany. The wounded were put into boats and sent down the Mohawk River to Fort Herkimer.

Current Status

Fort Schuyler Wall Marker on Park Building.

Two monument stones and one wall mounted marker are located in Bagg Commemorative Park in Utica.


Location: Bagg Commemorative Park, 301 Main St, Utica, Oneida County, New York. Map points verified by onsite visit.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.10454 Long: -75.22433

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Visited: 17 Jun 2016


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