An official Path Through History Site! Through a partnership between the National Park Service and the New York State Office Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, national park rangers provide daily visitor services as well as special programs at the battlefield. Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought courageously to advance the US fight for freedom during the Revolutionary War. Recall Brigadier General Herkimer's heroic efforts in 1777 to lead his army during a surprise attack by British and Loyalist troops and their Native American allies. Tour the site, view the interpretative displays, and see the imposing monument, which was built in the 1880s to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during this brutal battle.