2004: The 225th Anniversary Events

The Newtown Battlefield Reenactment and the Ambush of Boyd & Parker. Most photos are courtesy of Bob Gorall. More photos by Mark Brown.

Against the Odds

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Overmatched forces under Brant and Butler fall back as Sullivan’s juggernaut marches relentlessly forward. (Kenn Anderson/ Canterbury Tours)

Some Brits Arrive

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Britain provided 15 regulars from Ft. Niagara to support Butler and Brant and assess Sullivan-Clinton’s massive force of 5,000. (Kenn Anderson/ Canterbury To...

A Reconciliation?

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Erected in 1994, a rare dedication to all those fallen at Newtown - Iroqouis, British and Continental Army. (Robert Spiegelman)

Gotcha

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Boyd is led off for questioning and his eventual death in Iroquois-Tory hands. (photo by Rick Losey)

Riveted

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Yankee scout senses the ambush that may seal his fate. (photo by Rick Losey)

Another Aftermath

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An old trinket that memorializes Chemung, the first village destroyed by Sullivan’s Army, just before the Battle of Newtown. (Robert Spiegelman)

In the Aftermath

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Newtown Battlefield reenactors bid farewell until their next encounter.

Bearing Witness 2/2

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Ceremony at Boyd- Parker Memorial Park honors what conveners called their sacrifice on behalf of freedom.

Captured

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After the firefight, Boyd and Parker are captured and tied up. The famed Timothy Murphy, one of Boyd’s party and a serial scalper (who scalped a lone Seneca ...

Setting the Trap

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A Seneca warrior and a Loyalist ally move into position to capture Boyd’s scouting party. The day before, a Seneca was scalped by the party’s Tim Murphy.

Planning an Ambush

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Two weeks after New- town, Boyd’s scouting party searches for the Seneca capital (so Sullivan’s Army can burn it), Iroquois and Loyalists set off to trap the...

Summit Conference

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Loyalist and English commanders consider the dismal options as the Sullivan & Clinton’s army closes in.

Yankee Advance

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Detachments of Sullivan’s troops advance on retreating Iroquois- Loyalist positions. The rivers would run red with blood.

Eyes of the Empire

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English officers watch the battle unfold. British numbers and political will were inadequate to help defend the Iroquois homelands.

Taking Stock

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Outnumbered Iroquois warriors reload and assess their position as overwhelming Yankee forces and first-time field cannon advance.

Taking Stock

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Outnumbered Iroquois warriors reload and assess their position as overwhelming Yankee forces and first-time field cannon advance.