Johnstown, New York: Last Battle of the Revolution Fought Here

A rock on a plaque marks the spot where American revolutionaries delivered their parting shot at the British.

Address:
198 Johnson Ave., Johnstown, NY
Directions:
Drive west out of town on Hwy 29/State St., then turn right onto Johnson Ave. The monument is a little less than a mile north, on the right, just south of O'Neil Ave.
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Last Battle of the Revolution

Yorktown was the last major battle of the Revolution. Johnstown was the last battle. Six days after the war ended at Yorktown, a local militia beat back a band of British raiders. A dozen were killed on both sides. Marking the spot is a big rock with a plaque.

[Steven Cook, 11/11/2006]

There are also sites in Kentucky, Ohio, and South Carolina that claim to be the last battlegrounds of the Revolution. But they don't have a big rock with a plaque....


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