Newtown Battlefield

Newtown Battlefield State Park

Located in Elmira, New York, Newtown Battlefield State Park preserves one of the only battles in the Sullivan Expedition. This expedition was ordered by George Washington to bring the war into the heart of the Iroquois Indian country and to burn and destroy as many Iroquois villages as possible. Actual battlefield casualties were light on either side, but the American victory here allowed the Continentals to march deep into Finger Lakes region and accomplish their mission. 

 

Today, park visitors can learn more about the battle and the area’s history with a driving tour produced by the Chemung County Historical Society. In addition, they can view a stone monument erected during the park’s centennial on August 29, 1879, and a granite monument erected in 1912, commemorating the battle. The park also has facilities to rent a campsite or cabins, several of which were created and developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. 

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Elmira, NY

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Related Battles

New York | August 29, 1779
Result: American Victory
Estimated Casualties
77
American
43
British
34