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Locating the Site


Map 4: Topographic map of Oriskany Battlefield.[Map 4] with link to higher quality map.
(U.S. Geological Survey)


Questions for Map 4

1. Locate the creek on this map.

2. Locate the line which marks 500 feet above sea level and trace it along the map. Locate the line which marks 550 feet above sea level and trace it along the map. At what altitude above sea level is the Oriskany Battle Monument? At what altitude above sea level is the Unknown Soldier Monument?

3. On a topographic map, the closer the lines are, the steeper the angle of the land is. Locate Oriskany Creek and the ravine around the creek. What do you think the terrain would be like between the creek and the Unknown Soldier Monument? What do you think the terrain would be like between the creek and the Oriskany Battle Monument? How might this impact the battle that occurred there?

4. Using the scale, estimate the length of the ravine.

* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Map 4, but be aware that the file may take as much as 50 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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