The Mohawk River is a major waterway in north-central New York, United States. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The river flows approximately 143 miles (230 km) ESE from Oneida County, entering the Hudson River near Albany, making it the latter's longest tributary. Oneida County is a County located in the US state of New York. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami Albany is the Capital of the State of New York and the County seat of Albany County. The cities of Schenectady, Amsterdam, Utica, and Rome are built on its banks. Schenectady (skəˈnɛktədi Θkahnéhtati in Tuscarora) is a City in Schenectady County, New York, United States Amsterdam New York is the name of two locations in Montgomery County New York Amsterdam (city New York Amsterdam (town New York Utica is a City in the American state of New York, and the County seat of Oneida County. Rome is a City in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 34950 at the 2000 census. The river and its supporting canal, the Erie Canal (a part of the New York State Canal System, called the New York State Barge Canal for much of the 20th century), connect the Hudson River and port of New York with the Great Lakes at Buffalo, New York. The Erie Canal is a popular canal in New York state from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, approximately 360 miles connecting the Great Lakes The New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal) is a successor to the Erie Canal and other Canals within New York The City of New York The Laurentian Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border. Buffalo (ˈbʌfəloʊ is the second largest city in New York State.
The river has long been important to transportation and migration to the west as a passage between the Allegheny and Adirondack highlands. The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) &mdash informally the Alleghenies &mdash is part of the vast Appalachian The Adirondack Mountains are a Mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin The fertile valley also attracted early settlers, and a number of important battles of the French and Indian War and the Revolution were fought here. The Mohawk Valley ( Yenęˀná•ˀna•č in Tuscarora) region of the U The French and Indian War (1754&ndash1763 was the North American chapter of the Seven Years' War. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
The middle course of the Mohawk River runs through Montgomery County, where most of the village sites of the Mohawk Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy are located. The Mohawks were compelled to leave the region during the American Revolution. (Jordan Cray's book Stalker has Mohawk Falls as the setting. )
During the American Revolutionary war in 1777, the British made a significant effort to cut New England from the rest of the Colonies, in the theory that if the rebellious and hot headed New Englanders could be isolated, pacification of the other colonies would be simplified. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" On August 1, 1777, Burgoyne's forces, marching south via Lake Champlain and Lake George reached the planned rendezvous on the Hudson River at Fort Edward, but he was running out of supplies. Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Year 1777 ( MDCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The British force that was to have marched North from New York City, had been diverted into the attack on Philadelphia, and would be delayed.
General St. Leger's force—about 1,000 Iroquois Indians and 600 Loyalists had been advancing down the Mohawk River valley— and were also unable to reach Burgoyne. St. Leger's column reached Fort Stanwix near Rome, New York and laid siege to the fort. Fort Stanwix was a colonial fort whose construction was started on August 26[[ 758]] by British General John Stanwix, at the location of present-day Rome is a City in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 34950 at the 2000 census. The Loyalists defeated a Patriot relief force at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6, but while this was taking place the Stanwix garrison marched out and raided the Loyalist camp, capturing most of their supplies. Background See also [[Battle of Saratoga]] [[Battle of Bennington]] A two-pronged attack known as the Saratoga Campaign of 1777, was launched by the Finally, news of the imminent arrival of General Benedict Arnold and 1,000 reinforcements broke the stalemate, as the British forces besieging Stanwix retreated. St. Leger and his forces fell back up the Mohawk valley to Canada. Burgoyne would not hear of this second setback until August 28, when his army was approaching the American main body, so the defeat of the reinforcing forces had a direct effect on the Battle of Saratoga when he ended by having to surrender his army. Background See also Saratoga campaign The British plan and Howe's blunder The original conception of the campaign had been for Burgoyne with some eight
In the early Nineteenth century water transport was the only efficient way to transport both goods and people. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar A corporation was formed to build a canal, known as the Erie Canal, off the Mohawk River tributary of the Hudson to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a popular canal in New York state from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, approximately 360 miles connecting the Great Lakes Lake Erie (ˈɪəriː is the fourth largest Lake (by surface area of the five Great Lakes, and the tenth largest globally During the historic construction the first use and discovery of both masonary cement and concrete was discovered and exploited as a result of the project. Later, a larger better engineered canal supplanted the original small but historic effort, for the canal cut shipping costs to Lake Erie by 95%, and enabled much deeper settlements of points to the west.