1) Hemlock Lake Park
Hemlock Lake Park
September, 10 1779
Town of Livonia

Sullivans army passed directly through this area en route to Conesus. A monument is constructed of local stone from old gristmills and contains Indian relics.

 

Hemlock Lake Park
2) Foote's Corners
Foote's Corners
September 12, 1779
Town of Conesus

The vicinity of the Sullivan's army set up camp on Sunday evening, September 12, 1779. The monument sits on a small boulevard at the intersection of Rt. 15 and Foote's Corners Road overlooking Conesus Lake to the west.

 

Foote's Corners
3) Conesus Lake Inlet
Conesus Lake Inlet
September 12, 1779
Town of Conesus

This is where Sullivan's army built a bridge to cross.

 

Conesus Lake Inlet
4) The Ambuscade
The Ambuscade
September 13, 1779
Town of Groveland

This is the site where hundreds of Indians and Tories ambushed Lt. Thomas Boyd's scouting party. On Monday, September 13, 1779, at least 15 soldiers and an Indian guide were slain and several escaped. Lt. Boyd and Michael Parker were captured and taken to Little Beard's Town in Cuylerville. In 1901 a fourteen foot granite monument was erected to honor the soldiers.

 

The Ambuscade
5) Boyd and Parker Park
Boyd and Parker Park
September 15, 1779
Town of Leicester

Former site of Little Beard's Town, the largest Seneca village in Western New York. The tortured and mutilated bodies of Lt. Boyd and Michael Parker were discovered Tuesday, September 15, 1779 when Sullivan's army arrived to burn the village and fields of crops. There are two monuments at this site in honor of Boyd and Parker.

 

Boyd and Parker Park
The Torture Tree
The Torture Tree
September 15, 1779
Town of Leicester

Folklore surrounds this ancient bur oak standing over 70 feet high and over 250 years old. The landmark tree acquired it's nickname early in the 19th century as the tree that Boyd and Parker were tied and burned at the stake. In 1779 however, the tree would have been a mere sapling.

 

The Torture Tree
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