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Hike to learn about Battle of Minisink

July 2, 2013

BARYVILLE, NY — Park Ranger Tim Oset will lead a guided walk through the Minisink Battleground Park on Saturday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

The Battle of Minisink was the only Revolutionary War battle to be fought in the Upper Delaware and was one of the bloodiest battles in the war, considering the number of men involved. What was supposed to be a sneak attack by a militia led by Col. John Hathorn and Lt. Col Benjamin Tusten on Joseph Brant’s party of Tories and Iroquois, who were responsible for a raid that killed at least four settlers and destroyed numerous buildings, ended up going terribly wrong when a rifle accidently discharged, triggering the battle and turning the fortune of the militia against itself.

The Minisink Battleground trail is an easy loop that allows you to visit the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in the Upper Delaware River Valley. During the hike Oset will discuss the Battle of Minisink and explain the significance of the prominent locations along the trail such as Sentinel Rock, Hospital Rock and Indian Rock.

For more information, call 570/685-4871.