May 26, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Veteran’s Memorial Park, Village of Cobleskill

Historian Jeff O’Connor of Turning Point 1777 and members of the Valley History Alliance/ Burning of the Valleys Military Association will be co-hosting a commemoration of the May 30, 1778 Revolutionary War Battle of Cobus Kill. It was fought in what is now nearby Warnervile and half of the village of Cobus Kill, including the home and property where Veterans’ Memorial Park is now located, was burned. The disastrous defeat of local and Continental American forces by Joseph Brant was the first of many devastating Loyalist raids on the New York and Pennsylvania frontiers during the Revolution. Expected additional participants and speakers will be the Captain Christian Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Old Stone Fort/ Schoharie County Historical Society, County Historian Ted Shuart and Cobleskill Mayor Holmes. Begins at 10:30 am. For a summary of the battle and more details about the event, please visit the page link at  Public is encouraged to bring lawn seating.