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- 621 Lowman Rd, Lowman, NY 14861, USA
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Public Archaeology Facility (Research Foundation for Binghamton University)
During the American Revolution, Loyalists and Native American tribes allied with the British were wreaking havoc across New York State. In 1779, Major General John Sullivan was tasked by General George Washington to rendezvous with General James Clinton and his forces to unleash a campaign of destruction against the hostile Native American tribes of New York. After weeks of marching, fighting and destroying Native American villages and food stores, the opposing sides met on the battlefield on August 29, 1779. In the midst of this battle the Continental forces attempted to surround and encircle the British troops and their Native American allies, but were slowed down by a large, impassible swamp. The swamp allowed the British and their Native American allies to escape to safety.